The official blog of the Lung Institute.
Do you spend your days feeling tired, yet have trouble getting and staying asleep? Or maybe you wake up every morning, only to feel like you’ve not slept at all the night before? According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), these sleep issues are all too common for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or…
If we don’t cope with stressful life events positively, the Mayo Clinic reports that we risk the development of conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. However, for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), stress can have an even more negative effect.
After looking at more than 650 adults from Germany, Norway, and the United Kingdom over a 10-year period, researchers discovered that the people who ate higher portions of two specific foods tended to have slower lung decline than those who didn’t. What were those two foods?
Having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is difficult enough, but when the symptoms flare up—commonly referred to as COPD exacerbations—things can go from bad to worse pretty quick. This makes finding a way to avoid these exacerbations super important to your health and your life. Fortunately, there are many options to consider.
Every year, 41 percent of Americans make some type of New Year’s resolution. What kinds of resolutions can you make if your goal is to improve your chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
Our body’s production of mucus is actually meant to keep us healthy as it serves as a sort of sticky tape that collects dust, bacteria, and other potentially harmful airborne particles so our body can get rid of them more easily before they have a chance to settle into our lungs. However, if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), this mucus production is often so excessive that it can actually hurt your health.
However, while it’s important you know which foods can help you better manage your COPD, it’s equally important that you also know which ones to avoid because they may actually make it worse. What types of foods are on the “you’d probably be better off without them” list?
Christmas is around the corner and with it comes the Christmas family dinner. Celebrated around the world, Christmas is a time for showing your appreciation for family and loved ones. For many, dessert is often the best part of the celebrations. However, for those who suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, finding a healthy dessert that doesn’t add extra calories or cause symptoms to flare can be difficult. In the spirit of Christmas, the Lung Institute has compiled a list of the top 3 Christmas holiday desserts just in time for your holiday season.
Though finding breathing relief generally involves taking medications or undergoing some type of medical procedure, there are a few things you can do that can promote a natural healing response. One of these involves using essential oils to help manage your COPD.