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...

Top COPD-Friendly Places to Live and Visit

When you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the quality of the air in your home and work environment matters. After all, if you spend too much time in a high pollution area, you’ll likely see an increase in your symptoms, if not a full-blown COPD...

How Altitude Impacts Your Lung Health

If you want healthier lungs, there are a number of ways to achieve that goal. For instance, the American Lung Association states that breathing exercises “can help rid the lungs of accumulated stale air, increase oxygen levels and get the diaphragm to return to its...
Emphysema Breathing Exercises

Emphysema Breathing Exercises

For people dealing with a chronic lung disease like emphysema, every breath doesn’t come easy. As the disease progresses over time, the amount of oxygen the lungs can absorb gets worse. Luckily, it’s not all doom and gloom for emphysema sufferers as there are many...
Best Positions to Reduce Shortness of Breath

Best Positions to Reduce Shortness of Breath

People living with chronic lung diseases often experience shortness of breath. Most people feel that shortness of breath is one of the most concerning symptoms of chronic lung diseases. Chronic lung diseases make it difficult for people to breathe normally, so people...
Anti-Mucus Diet: How to Know What to Eat and What to Avoid

Anti-Mucus Diet: How to Know What to Eat and What to Avoid

People living with chronic lung diseases often have trouble with increased mucus production. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic bronchitis tend to cause more increased mucus production than other types of chronic lung diseases. Otherwise known as...

4 Tips for Easier Traveling with COPD

Many people like to travel. In fact, the U.S. Travel Association reports that $31,400 are spent every second in travel-related expenses in the U.S. alone. Yes, that’s every second. Though it can be fun to spend some time away from home, when you have chronic...

3 Tips for Exercising When You’re on Oxygen

If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, exercise may be the last thing you want to do. You’re already tired to begin with, so the idea of working up a sweat probably isn’t too appealing. Plus, when you’re short of breath, doing something that makes...

Is It Okay to Vape with COPD?

As of September 22, 2017, roughly 2.75 million people regularly smoke e-cigarettes, a habit commonly referred to as “vaping” since the nicotine is delivered via vapors. An additional 3.7 percent of the population admit to having at least tried them. While some insist...
Shortness of Breath and COPD: Tips to Cope

Shortness of Breath and COPD: Tips to Cope

People living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have to cope with a variety of symptoms. COPD symptoms include fatigue, wheezing, coughing and recurrent infections. However, shortness of breath is one of the most concerning, frustrating and troubling...

5 Ways COPD May Be Disrupting Your Sleep

Do you spend your days feeling tired, yet have trouble getting and staying asleep? Or maybe you wake up every morning, only to feel like you’ve not slept at all the night before? According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), these sleep issues are all too common...

4 Benefits of Exercising with COPD

Most of us already know that exercise is good for us. It makes our weight easier to control and can lower our risk of severe medical conditions like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, all while building our muscles and increasing our levels of endurance. When...

7 All-Natural Stress Relief Techniques for COPD Sufferers

Stress is a natural part of life as, at one time or another, we all face tense or anxious situations. A loved one dies. We get divorced. We have money troubles. We’re the victim of a crime. If we don’t cope with these types of life events effectively, the Mayo Clinic...
Pulmonary Fibrosis and Exercise: You Can Do It

Pulmonary Fibrosis and Exercise: You Can Do It

Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a chronic, progressive and interstitial lung disease (ILD), occurring primarily in older adults. Pulmonary fibrosis and exercise can be quite a challenge because of the severe symptoms of the disease, which occur especially during any type...