The official blog of the Lung Institute.
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…
When you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the quality of the air in your home and work environments matters.
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.
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)?
Each patient is unique. I go into each conversation open-minded and don’t ever judge or make assumptions about an individual.
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.
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…
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.