What Causes Fibrosis of the Lungs?

Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic lung disease that thickens and hardens the lung passageways responsible for carrying oxygen into the bloodstream. It can cause shortness of breath even with minimal activity. Over time, it can lead to permanent inflammation or scarring...

Does Medical Marijuana Help or Hurt My COPD?

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, there are currently medical marijuana and cannabis programs in 29 of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. These laws were designed to help individuals find relief from medical...

Do You Have COPD? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

When you don’t feel well, it isn’t uncommon to go online in search of answers. And if feeling unwell involves trouble breathing, then it’s possible that your research has led you to this article. And to the possibility that you may have chronic obstructive pulmonary...
5 Leading COPD FAQS for Caregivers

5 Leading COPD FAQS for Caregivers

Being a caregiver is tough work. Here are some COPD FAQs and a little support to get the job done without losing your hair. For those who care for loved ones with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the daily physical and mental challenges can be...
COPD and Memory Loss

COPD and Memory Loss

Scientific Findings about COPD and Memory Loss In the 1990s researchers at the Mayo Clinic studied the connection between lung function and dementia risk. Since then, more recent studies have indicated an increased risk of memory loss and dementia as a result of...
Is Silicosis Fatal?

Is Silicosis Fatal?

Yes, silicosis can be fatal. This respiratory disease is caused by inhaling crystalline silica dust, which produces inflammation and scarring when it settles into the lungs. As time passes, this scarring causes the lungs to stiffen. Silicosis is associated with...
How Does Emphysema Affect Lung Function?

How Does Emphysema Affect Lung Function?

Emphysema affects lung function in three main ways. First, emphysema causes holes to gradually form inside the lungs’ air sacs, thereby weakening their internal structure and inhibiting the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Second, emphysema damages the...
What Medications are Prescribed for COPD?

What Medications are Prescribed for COPD?

The medications prescribed for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) depend on the type of symptoms that a patient is experiencing, as well as their frequency and severity. COPD, which is a category of diseases including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, is...
Blood Oxygen Level: Is My Oxygen Level Normal?

Blood Oxygen Level: Is My Oxygen Level Normal?

When it comes to your blood oxygen level, a second-look can never hurt. Let’s be frank: if you’re currently living with a chronic lung disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis (PF) or emphysema, the maintenance of your health and...
Common COPD Terms: Understanding What They Mean

Common COPD Terms: Understanding What They Mean

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common lung disease that affects around 24 million people in the United States. When you’re diagnosed with COPD, your doctor might use terms that are new. To be able to treat your condition, you need to be able to...

Cellular Treatment Therapy: How Does It Work?

We receive many different types of questions at the Lung Health Institute. A common and important frequently asked question is “how does cellular therapy work?” For people living with chronic lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),...
Frequently Asked Questions: What Does Cellular Treatment Therapy Do?

Frequently Asked Questions: What Does Cellular Treatment Therapy Do?

The simplest questions can often have complex answers. We’re here to make it easy and answer the question “what does cellular therapy do?” Among the most frequently asked questions we experience at the Lung Health Institute, and perhaps the most important...

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...
5 Things Someone with Lung Disease Wants You to Know

5 Things Someone with Lung Disease Wants You to Know

Millions of people live with chronic, life changing conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel diseases, fibromyalgia and COPD, just to name a few. At the Lung Health Institute, we understand how challenging, frightening and...