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Opioid Use and COPD are common, but can be dangerous in conjunction. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to break down Opioid Use and COPD: Understanding the Risks of Prescription Pain-Killers.
No matter if it’s by land, air or sea, it’s possible to travel comfortably while on supplemental oxygen. Check out these travel tips for people with lung disease while on supplemental 02.
How do non-smokers get pulmonary fibrosis? While the specific cause may be unknown, there are a few possible causes. Learn more about pulmonary fibrosis causes and treatments here.
A few things to remember when you just don’t feel like cooking. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is a degenerative lung disease that slowly wears away a patient’s breathing ability and quality of life. Although difficulty breathing can often be the biggest concern for this group, the day-to-day fatigue that comes with it can be…
Stem cell therapy is a form of treatment within the field of regenerative medicine which aims to use the body’s natural healing mechanisms to treatment current diseases. In the practice of stem cell therapy for lung disease, the body’s sources for stem cells (blood and bone marrow) are withdrawn from the patient, the stem cells are separated and removed and finally reintroduced into the body through the veins where they eventually settle within the lungs to reduce inflammation and promote healing. The benefit of stem cell therapy as opposed to other traditional forms of treatment is that because stem cell therapy uses the body’s own stem cells, there are virtually no risks of adverse effects.
The circumstances of being a caregiver can be incredibly difficult to overcome. Although there is a sense of duty and responsibility to those we love and care for, we must achieve a balance between our own lives, work, and family and the well-being of those in our care. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to give you a breakdown on the 5 Leading COPD FAQs for Caregivers, and lend a helping hand of support for those feeling overwhelmed.