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The official blog of the Lung Institute.

Lung-Healthy Recipe: Eggs with Avocado and Fresh Berries

Avocados are great sources of folate, which has been shown to have a positive correlation with lung function in COPD patients, as well as lung-healthy vitamin B6. Make sure to choose dark berries like blackberries, blueberries and raspberries, which are rich in antioxidants that can help promote lung health. Prep time: 10 minutes Servings: 1…

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Top COPD-Friendly Places to Live and Visit

27 Mar 2018
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When you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the quality of the air in your home and work environments matters.

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How Altitude Impacts Your Lung Health

15 Mar 2018
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According to research published in the journal Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine, the higher your altitude, the lower the oxygen tension in the air and the lower the barometric pressure. Though most people’s lungs effectively adapt to these types of environmental conditions, those with less-healthy lungs don’t react to these conditions as well.

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Do Salt Lamps Help with COPD?

13 Mar 2018
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If you’re into natural health remedies, it’s likely you’ve already heard of Himalayan salt lamps. But do they provide any real benefits to people with lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

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What is My Why? Pete Dapont

7 Mar 2018
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What Is My Why

Each patient is unique. I go into each conversation open-minded and don’t ever judge or make assumptions about an individual.

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3 Exercises That May Help Your COPD

6 Mar 2018
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3 Exercises That May Help Your COPD

Making the decision to regularly exercise is even more difficult when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. But research has found that having a regular exercise program can actually help.

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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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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Those with Lung Disease and Their Caregivers

13 Feb 2018
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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Those with Lung Disease and Their Caregivers

Valentine’s Day is a day of love. It’s a day dedicated to showing the people in our lives how much we appreciate them. That we care for them. That our world is a much better place solely because they’re in it. One way we do this is by giving them Valentine’s Day gifts. Gift Ideas…

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3 Tips for Exercising When You’re on Oxygen

8 Feb 2018
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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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* Every patient is given a Patient Satisfaction Survey shortly after treatment. Responses to the 11-question survey are aggregated to determine patient satisfaction with the delivery of treatment.

^ Quality of Life Survey data measured the patient’s self-assessed quality of life and measurable quality of improvement at three months of COPD patients.

All claims made regarding the efficacy of Lung Institute's treatments as they pertain to pulmonary conditions are based solely on anecdotal support collected by Lung Institute. Individual conditions, treatment and outcomes may vary and are not necessarily indicative of future results. Testimonial participation is voluntary. Lung Institute does not pay for or script patient testimonials.

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