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Vitamins and COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive form of lung disease ranging from mild to severe. It is characterized by a restriction of airflow into and out of the lungs that makes breathing difficult. The term COPD encompasses emphysema and/or chronic bronchitis. As more people suffer from chronic lung disease and more studies are conducted to find…

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COPD & Over-the-Counter Pain Meds

11 Aug 2015
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COPD is a lung disease, and although it doesn’t cause lung pain directly, it can cause chest pain due to factors such as coughing. Pain management can be overlooked for reasons such as a patient’s reluctance to adequately communicate about their pain or due to all-too-common financial constraints on acquiring pain meds.

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Places with the Best Air Quality

20 Jul 2015
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The Places with the Best Air Quality

Places with the Best Air Quality   The Lung Institute is dedicated to helping people breathe more easily. Whether you suffer from lung disease or not, living in a place with clean air is clearly beneficial, and poor air quality can have a negative impact on your daily life. This is especially true if you…

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Camping with Lung Disease

Summer and camping go together. The warmer months are our chance to get out into the beauty of nature and pitch a tent, cast a line over the water, and make memories with loved ones. But for millions who suffer from conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis, feeling well enough to spend time…

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COPD in Your 30s, 40s and 50s

Managing COPD in your 30s, 40s and 50s presents ever-increasing challenges. The  National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) states that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third most common cause of death in the U.S. The NHLBI estimates that 12 million Americans have COPD, an additional 12 million suffer undiagnosed, and 120,000 people die…

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Questions To Ask Your Cellular Treatment Clinic

8 Dec 2014
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Questions To Ask Your Cellular Therapy Clinic

When deciding whether to choose cellular therapy as an option for treating your lung disease, knowing what Questions To Ask Your Cellular Clinic may alleviate some of your worries. Here are a few questions to ask before committing to any type of treatment. 1. Is the treatment center a dedicated solely to cellular therapy, or is it a physician’s office…

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How Can Your Biological Sex Contribute to COPD?

15 Nov 2014
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How Can Your Biological Sex Contribute to COPD?

Your Biological Sex as a Risk Factor for COPD For many years, it has been assumed that men are the primary target of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an umbrella term that is used to encompass chronic lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. These conditions often leave sufferers…

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Diagnosed with COPD: Now What?

18 Sep 2014
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Diagnosed with COPD: Now What?

So here’s the good news, you finally have an answer to the various symptoms you’ve been experiencing lately. The chronic coughing, mild wheezing and shortness of breath have all lead back to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) being the culprit. Now that you have been diagnosed with COPD, what do you do next? According to…

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor about COPD

16 Aug 2014
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Questions to Ask Your Doctor about COPD

When you are first diagnosed, it is important to compile a list of questions to ask your doctor about COPD. There is no cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but you can manage the symptoms through aggressive planning with you doctor. 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor about COPD 1. What could aggravate my…

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