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The official blog of the Lung Institute.

Discover How COPD Treatment Changed One Patient’s Life

1 May 2018
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is notorious for causing shortness of breath and discomfort and for ultimately leading to respiratory failure. Patients who have been diagnosed with COPD may feel hopeless, but for patients like Vaneta H., COPD treatment restores hope. COPD is an incurable disease, but treatments can help improve your quality of life…

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Emphysema Treatment Options: Breathing Easier with COPD

26 Apr 2018
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A chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema gradually destroys air sacs in the lungs that carry oxygen to the bloodstream. Emphysema also reduces the elasticity of airways leading to air sacs. Over time, breathing becomes more difficult, and as the disease progresses, people with the condition typically experience chronic shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing….

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One Patient’s Journey: A Story of COPD and Cellular Treatment

24 Apr 2018
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) often starts with trouble breathing. Patients like Herb may go years before being diagnosed. And after a diagnosis, the progression of chronic lung diseases like COPD can reduce quality of life and lifespan. While there is no cure for COPD, certain treatments can help ease the symptoms and progression of…

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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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How to Reduce COPD Exacerbations

29 Mar 2018
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If you have COPD, how can you keep your symptoms under better control, hopefully decreasing your odds of an exacerbation?

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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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CHF and COPD: What’s the Connection?

22 Mar 2018
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The medical industry is full of letter-based abbreviations designed to make it easier to reference a variety of health conditions and two that sometimes go together are CHF and COPD. What are they and how are they connected?

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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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* 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.

As required by Texas state law, the Lung Institute Dallas Clinic has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from MaGil IRB, now Chesapeake IRB, which is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP), for research protocols and procedures. The Lung Institute has implemented these IRB approved standards at all of its clinics nationwide. Approval indicates that we follow rigorous standards for ethics, quality, and protections for human research.

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