The official blog of the Lung Institute.
Emphysema is one of the major obstructive lung diseases classified as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Emphysema is a chronic lung disease that gradually destroys alveoli, the tiny air sacs that enable our lungs to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. The destruction of alveoli makes breathing progressively more difficult.
Although the solutions for addressing COPD symptoms are well-defined, the execution can be difficult given the exhausting symptoms of the disease. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to break down COPD Symptoms and How to Deal with Them: 5 Steps for Staying Motivated.
FEV1 and FVC are two important measurements gained from a pulmonary function test (PFT). Keep reading to learn the facts you need to know about FEV1 and FVC.
When someone is diagnosed with COPD, it can feel devastating. It can feel isolating trying to learn how to manage the disease, but fear not. There are millions of people around the U.S. battling COPD with you. Learn more about COPD statistics and why you are not alone.
Do New Genetic Risk Markers for COPD Overlap with Other Lung Diseases? Keep reading to learn more about this new research here.
Here are some things to look for and to avoid when choosing the right stem cell clinic for you. Keep reading to learn more information.
A COPD flare-up can suddenly worsen COPD symptoms. Here are the facts you need to know about a COPD flare-up and what you can do. Keep reading to learn more.
Shortness of breath and COPD cause frustration and anxiety in many people. Keep reading for tips to cope with shortness of breath and COPD here.