If you’re a caregiver for someone with COPD, finding the right support group for yourself can help you take better care of your loved one.
For many who’ve been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, the first question can often be “how?” However, what often goes un-diagnosed within those suffering from lung disease is the genetic predisposition to the disease through the Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, and this deficiency is known to affect up to 3% of those with COPD. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to explore this complicated genetic issue for the betterment of your continued well-being.
Read more about the benefits of booster treatments to learn about how you could continue improving your lung function and overall quality of life.
For some people living with chronic health conditions, having a service dog help them is valuable to their independence.
Dealing with lung disease is a physical and mental battle. For those who need some words of encouragement, check out our February motivational quotes list.
Stay prepared for life’s surprises by creating your own lung disease first-aid kit. We’ve made some recommendations about what to include. Check it out.
Even when it’s cold outside, you might want to enjoy your daily activities, such as going to the store or walking to the mailbox. However, for someone with COPD, cold temperatures can worsen COPD symptoms. Wearing a mask designed to keep your lungs warmer could help.
Start Where You Are Despite the difficulty of starting an exercise program, it’s essential to do something regularly to promote good circulation and, most importantly, to maintain lung capacity. For people who suffer from degenerative lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the very thought of Training for a 5k with COPD may seem completely out…