COPD Stages, Prognosis and Life Expectancy: Here Are Your Numbers

COPD Stages, Prognosis and Life Expectancy: Here Are Your Numbers

With all of the numbers, facts and information you have to remember about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may have many questions. One common question is, “how long can I live with COPD?” It’s an important one to ask, but many people understandably...
Chronic Bronchitis Symptoms and What You Can Do About Them

Chronic Bronchitis Symptoms and What You Can Do About Them

Understanding chronic bronchitis symptoms is half the battle. The other half is knowing what to do about them. Contrary to popular belief, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is the combination of two primary conditions: emphysema, and chronic bronchitis. In...
How Do You Get Rid of Bronchitis?

How Do You Get Rid of Bronchitis?

Bronchitis is a lung condition that occurs when the bronchial tubes, or air passages, become inflamed as a result of an infection or irritation. When irritation or an infection manifests in the lungs, the mucus linings within the lungs become inflamed, triggering the...
What is Obstructive Lung Disease?

What is Obstructive Lung Disease?

There are two major categories of chronic lung diseases: obstructive and restrictive. While obstructive and restrictive lung disease may cause similar symptoms, they affect the lungs in different ways. Within these categories are specific types of chronic lung...
Respiratory Diseases: What Are Chronic Lung Diseases?

Respiratory Diseases: What Are Chronic Lung Diseases?

It’s a simple question, so here’s a simple answer. As it stands today, there are more than 20 different varieties of chronic lung disease, affecting millions of individuals across the world. As one of the most common medical conditions in the world, the disease is...
Chronic Bronchitis Treatment Options and You

Chronic Bronchitis Treatment Options and You

When it comes to living with chronic bronchitis, finding the right treatment options for you can be challenging. Inhalers, medications, oxygen therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, cellular therapy and lifestyle changes may be recommended as chronic bronchitis treatment...
Chronic Bronchitis Symptoms: What to Look For

Chronic Bronchitis Symptoms: What to Look For

Coughing is something we all do. It’s our body’s way of clearing the throat and breathing passages, so we can breathe a little easier. But what happens when that cough doesn’t go away? According to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 8.7...
COPD Causes: How Does COPD Happen and Why?

COPD Causes: How Does COPD Happen and Why?

COPD causes can be difficult to determine. We’re here to help make sense of it all. Receiving a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be devastating. In particular, what can often be most troubling is the process of figuring out what caused the...
Maya Angelou and COPD: A Woman Who Lived with COPD

Maya Angelou and COPD: A Woman Who Lived with COPD

People living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) cope with many difficult symptoms, including coughing, fatigue and breathlessness. Their COPD symptoms make even simple, daily tasks nearly impossible to complete. Understandably, people living with COPD...
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Symptoms & What You Can Do

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Symptoms & What You Can Do

People living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have to cope with many challenging symptoms. COPD encompasses emphysema and chronic bronchitis.  In COPD, decreased airflow into and out of lungs makes breathing difficult. Emphysema destroys alveoli...
Chronic Bronchitis Stages: Here’s What You Need to Know

Chronic Bronchitis Stages: Here’s What You Need to Know

Chronic bronchitis stages can sometimes be confusing to parse out. We’re here to help. Within chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), there are two primary conditions that are the largest contributors to disease symptoms. One is emphysema, which is used to...
Chronic Bronchitis Facts to Know

Chronic Bronchitis Facts to Know

When you are living with a chronic lung disease such as chronic bronchitis, it can be challenging to feel like you have all the information you need. With so many chronic bronchitis facts to know, we’ve broken them down to what’s most important for you. What is...

Is it Time to Consider Cellular Treatment Therapy?

How does a person know when the time has come to take action on their own to arrest the progression of chronic lung disease? Specific telltale symptoms indicate that breathing-related discomfort could be something serious. Let’s discuss what these indicators are, and...
The Future of Regenerative Medicine

The Future of Regenerative Medicine

“Science is a two-edged sword,” writes Australian researcher Elizabeth Finkel in Cells: Controversy at the Frontiers of Science, “the lesson we learn from history is that we need to keep tabs on science…[but] thwarting science also has its costs.” She goes on to point...