The official blog of the Lung Institute.
70% of Americans are taking at least one form of prescription medication. However, what is often unseen is the difficulty of managing multiple medications when suffering from a chronic illness such as COPD, emphysema, or pulmonary fibrosis. Not only can mobility make it difficult to take one’s medication as directed, but for those who have difficulty with their memory, remembering a strict medication regimen can be challenging. With your health in mind, we’d like to introduce a new product that may be able to alleviate those concerns, and its name is HERO.
For people living with chronic lung diseases such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema, the use of oxygen has become increasingly common. However, what many oxygen users forget is that oxygen is highly flammable and can be dangerous if not properly handled. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to give 5 Tips for Safe Oxygen Therapy Use.
Check out our Stem Cell Physician Interview with Dr. Jack Coleman, Jr. to learn more about Dr. Coleman and about stem cell treatment options for people with chronic lung diseases.
If attending events like those on National Senior Health & Fitness Day is something you enjoy, but doing so seems too difficult because of your lung disease, perhaps an alternate treatment such as autologous stem cell therapy (using your body’s own cells) to promote healing in damaged lung tissue could get you back into action.
We’ve broken down the key points to know about the difference between obstructive and restrictive lung disease for you. To learn more about this, continue reading.
Because having enough oxygen is essential to a properly functioning body, understanding how oxygen affects the body is important. In this article, we look at how oxygen affects the heart and what you can do to improve your blood oxygen levels. Keep reading to learn more.
For many people with chronic lung diseases, environmental irritants, such as indoor allergens, could cause symptom flare-ups. To help you breathe easier, we’ve researched ways to help you keep track of your home’s indoor air quality. Check out our product review to learn more.
Having enough blood oxygen is essential to a properly functioning body. However, for people with chronic lung disease, getting enough oxygen can be challenging. Keep reading to learn more about oxygen levels and brain function work together and to learn more about ways to improve your oxygen levels.
Respiratory illnesses such as COPD have been around as long as the practice of smoking, but so have many forms of treatment. Although as much as 20% of the population has a fear of needles, there exists an entire field of medicine based around inserting extremely thin needles into key points of the body to relieve pressure and promote relaxation. It’s called acupuncture and it’s been shown to have dramatic effects on those suffering from COPD.