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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?
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.
A recent study in England focused on elderly patients with chronic lung diseases and found that patients considered frail were twice as likely not to complete a rehabilitation program. But, those who DID complete the program showed improvement compared to non-frail subjects.
Staying warm in cold weather can be a challenge for anyone, but for someone with COPD, staying warm is important for better lung function. From wearing warm clothing to trying a specialized mask to keeping your oxygen hoses under your clothes, there are many ways to help you successfully manage the cold with COPD in winter. Keep reading to learn more.
No Money for COPD Cellular Treatments? Fundraise! There is no doubt that one of the major obstacles facing a patient suffering with a lung disease like COPD is money. Insurance doesn’t cover the treatment because it is still considered elective and it’s a treatment, not a drug. We have had great success with our treatments,…
Starting a new diet can be extremely difficult. But when your quality of life may depend on it, these types of changes are not only beneficial to your respiratory health, but necessary. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to guide you on How to Start a Healthy COPD Diet Right Now.
A few things to remember when you just don’t feel like cooking. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is a degenerative lung disease that slowly wears away a patient’s breathing ability and quality of life. Although difficulty breathing can often be the biggest concern for this group, the day-to-day fatigue that comes with it can be…
Poor indoor air quality has been linked to many conditions, such as allergies, asthma and COPD. Improve your air quality with this healthy home checklist. Read on to learn more.
When you have emphysema breathing can be difficult. Eating can become a challenge just to chew and breathe at the same time. Here is a list of five foods that may make it easier.