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7 All-Natural Stress Relief Techniques for COPD Sufferers

16 Jan 2018
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7 All-Natural Stress Relief Techniques for COPD Sufferers

If we don’t cope with stressful life events positively, the Mayo Clinic reports that we risk the development of conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. However, for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), stress can have an even more negative effect.

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3 New Year’s Resolutions That Can Help Your COPD

4 Jan 2018
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Every year, 41 percent of Americans make some type of New Year’s resolution. What kinds of resolutions can you make if your goal is to improve your chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

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21 Foods That Trigger Mucus Production (and 21 Foods That Reduce It)

26 Dec 2017
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Our body’s production of mucus is actually meant to keep us healthy as it serves as a sort of sticky tape that collects dust, bacteria, and other potentially harmful airborne particles so our body can get rid of them more easily before they have a chance to settle into our lungs. However, if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), this mucus production is often so excessive that it can actually hurt your health.

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4 Types of Foods to Avoid if You Have COPD


However, while it’s important you know which foods can help you better manage your COPD, it’s equally important that you also know which ones to avoid because they may actually make it worse. What types of foods are on the “you’d probably be better off without them” list?

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5 Essential Oils That Can Help with COPD

21 Dec 2017
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Though finding breathing relief generally involves taking medications or undergoing some type of medical procedure, there are a few things you can do that can promote a natural healing response. One of these involves using essential oils to help manage your COPD.

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Humidifiers for COPD During Winter: Keeping the Air at Home Clean

COPD Humidifiers During Winter: Keeping Your Air at Home Clean

For those who live with COPD, affecting one’s indoor air quality at home is critical to improving your respiratory health. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to give you the information you need on COPD Humidifiers During Winter: Keeping Your Air at Home Clean.

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4 Steps to Start a Healthy COPD Diet Right Now

28 Nov 2017
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Starting a new diet can be extremely difficult. But when your quality of life may depend on it, these types of changes are not only beneficial to your respiratory health, but necessary. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to guide you on How to Start a Healthy COPD Diet Right Now.

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People with COPD Show Improvement with Solid Social Support


Recent research investigated whether having a good social support network makes a difference in whether someone with a lung disease engages in healthy behaviors.

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Autumn Brings Heat Relief but Fall Allergies Await

17 Oct 2017
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Article discusses what to watch for if/when you go outside in the fall. Lots of stuff floating around that could cause breathing problems.

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