Holiday Mulled Wine

Holiday Mulled Wine

Holiday gatherings are wonderful for visiting with family and friends, but they can be an occasion when it’s easy to overindulge in food and drink. It’s a good idea to have a plan before the party so you can avoid the temptation to overdo unhealthy options. You may be...
How LHI Helps You After Cellular Therapy 

How LHI Helps You After Cellular Therapy 

Lung Health Institute’s commitment to our patients doesn’t end after they visit one of our 5 clinics. In fact, receiving our cellular therapy is just the beginning. Even after you leave our clinics, Lung Health Institute is committed to helping you get back to the...

Discover How COPD Treatment Changed One Patient’s Life

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is notorious for causing shortness of breath and discomfort and for ultimately leading to respiratory failure. Patients who have been diagnosed with COPD may feel hopeless, but for patients like Vaneta H., COPD treatment...

Emphysema Treatment Options: Breathing Easier with COPD

A chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema gradually destroys air sacs in the lungs that carry oxygen to the bloodstream. Emphysema also reduces the elasticity of airways leading to air sacs. Over time, breathing becomes more difficult, and as the...

Lung-Healthy Recipe: Eggs with Avocado and Fresh Berries

Avocados are great sources of folate, which has been shown to have a positive correlation with lung function in COPD patients, as well as lung-healthy vitamin B6. Make sure to choose dark berries like blackberries, blueberries and raspberries, which are rich in...

Tips for Chronic Bronchitis Treatment at Home

A type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), chronic bronchitis causes inflammation of the lung’s air passages. It affects two main airways – the trachea (windpipe) and small bronchi (tree-like passages in the lungs). The thin airway linings in these lungs...

Lung-Healthy Recipe: Greek Yogurt with Walnuts and Raspberries

Walnuts and berries are a great source of antioxidants to help calm inflammation in the lungs. This sweet and salty treat makes for a filling and healthy breakfast.   Ingredients 1 cup whole milk Greek yogurt* ¼ fresh raspberries 2 tbsp chopped walnuts  ...
Life Expectancy With COPD

Life Expectancy With COPD

There are currently 24 million Americans living with a severe and deadly condition. The nature of this disease causes the lungs to deteriorate and makes every breath an effort. As the years progress, the condition ultimately takes its final toll upon its sufferer....

What Causes Fibrosis of the Lungs?

Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic lung disease that thickens and hardens the lung passageways responsible for carrying oxygen into the bloodstream. It can cause shortness of breath even with minimal activity. Over time, it can lead to permanent inflammation or scarring...

Top COPD-Friendly Places to Live and Visit

When you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the quality of the air in your home and work environment matters. After all, if you spend too much time in a high pollution area, you’ll likely see an increase in your symptoms, if not a full-blown COPD...

CHF and COPD: What’s the Connection?

The medical industry is full of letter-based abbreviations designed to make it easier to reference a variety of health conditions. Two that sometimes go together are CHF and COPD. What are they and how are they connected? CHF and COPD Defined CHF stands for congestive...
Anti-Mucus Diet: How to Know What to Eat and What to Avoid

Anti-Mucus Diet: How to Know What to Eat and What to Avoid

People living with chronic lung diseases often have trouble with increased mucus production. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic bronchitis tend to cause more increased mucus production than other types of chronic lung diseases. Otherwise known as...

4 Tips for Easier Traveling with COPD

Many people like to travel. In fact, the U.S. Travel Association reports that $31,400 are spent every second in travel-related expenses in the U.S. alone. Yes, that’s every second. Though it can be fun to spend some time away from home, when you have chronic...
What is Dyspnea, and When Should It Concern You?

What is Dyspnea, and When Should It Concern You?

Feeling a little short of breath? You’re in the right place. The state of feeling out of breath can be deeply distressing, and for nearly a third of those with lung disease, it is a condition that is frequently debilitating. In short, we need oxygen to live, and to...