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4 Types of Foods to Avoid if You Have COPD

19 Dec 2017
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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?

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5 Essential Oils That Can Help with COPD

21 Dec 2017
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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.

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Frail and Have COPD? Get Stronger, Get Better

14 Dec 2017
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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.

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COPD in Winter: The Best Cold Weather COPD Tips

3 Dec 2017
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COPD in Winter: The Best Cold Weather COPD Tips

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.

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Don’t have the Cash? Try Fundraising

30 Nov 2017
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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,…

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4 Steps to Start a Healthy COPD Diet Right Now

28 Nov 2017
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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.

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Eating Out with COPD: 4 Tips for Living and Breathing Easier

7 Nov 2017
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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…

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Healthy Home Checklist

21 Oct 2017
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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.

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6 Great Foods if you Have Emphysema

26 Sep 2017
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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.

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