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4 Tips for Easier Traveling with COPD

1 Mar 2018
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4 Tips for Easier Traveling with COPD

Though it can be fun to spend some time away from home, when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), getting from one location to another can be a little more complex. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make travel easier, and here are four tips that can help.

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3 Tips for Exercising When You’re on Oxygen

8 Feb 2018
| Under COPD, Exercise, Lifestyle, Lung Disease, Tips | Posted by | 12 Comments
3 Ways to Exercise When You're On Oxygen

If your COPD is advanced enough that you’re on oxygen, this may make it harder to engage in physical activity, but it certainly doesn’t make it impossible to get some fitness into your life. Here are three things you can do (after you get your doctor’s approval, of course) to build your strength and endurance, even if you have an oxygen tank.

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Is It Okay to Vape with COPD?

6 Feb 2018
| Under COPD, Lifestyle, Smoking, Tips | Posted by | 12 Comments
Is It Okay to Vape with COPD

While some would like you to believe that e-cigarettes are safer alternatives to regular cigarettes, what does science say? And specifically, what does it say for those diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

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5 Ways COPD May Be Disrupting Your Sleep

25 Jan 2018
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5 Ways COPD May Be Disrupting Your Sleep

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…

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7 All-Natural Stress Relief Techniques for COPD Sufferers

16 Jan 2018
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7 All-Natural Stress Relief Techniques for COPD Sufferers

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.

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2 Foods That May Offer Former Smokers Better Lung Health

11 Jan 2018
| Under COPD, Diet and Nutrition, Lifestyle, Tips | Posted by | 12 Comments
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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?

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6 Ways to Avoid COPD Flare-Ups

9 Jan 2018
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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.

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3 New Year’s Resolutions That Can Help Your COPD

4 Jan 2018
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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)?

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21 Foods That Trigger Mucus Production (and 21 Foods That Reduce It)

26 Dec 2017
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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.

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