What Is a Peak Flow Meter?

What Is a Peak Flow Meter?

Spirometry is a type of lung function test that doctors use to measure a patient’s lung function. This test is commonly used to track the decrease in lung function of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Many doctors have their COPD patients do...
Establishing Good Sleep Hygiene

Establishing Good Sleep Hygiene

My patients with chronic lung disease often report difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep and sleeping deeply. Respiratory symptoms, medications and anxiety or depression can contribute to poor sleep if you have lung disease.  A way to improve the quality of...
Can CBD Cure My Lung Disease?

Can CBD Cure My Lung Disease?

You’ve probably noticed that more and more media attention has been focused on a substance called cannabidiol (CBD), and there are claims that this substance can do miraculous things like control the spread of cancer. CBD is undergoing the same type of scrutiny and...
Lannie G. Still Does What He Loves Thanks to Cellular Therapy

Lannie G. Still Does What He Loves Thanks to Cellular Therapy

Many lung diseases cause shortness of breath that makes it difficult for people to get through their daily lives. What were once simple tasks, such as walking or getting dressed, now are exhausting.  Lannie G. is one of many Americans who have experienced hardships in...
Oxygen: Continuous Flow Versus On-Demand

Oxygen: Continuous Flow Versus On-Demand

Supplemental oxygen is one of the most common treatments used with chronic lung diseases. It’s helpful because it can aid patients who aren’t able to maintain a healthy blood oxygen level. However, you may face issues when your doctor recommends supplemental oxygen,...
How Can Fish Oil Benefit Chronic Lung Disease Patients?

How Can Fish Oil Benefit Chronic Lung Disease Patients?

Did you ever hear someone talk about taking cod liver oil when they were younger? It doesn’t really sound very tasty, but fish oil supplements have come a long way from the spoon of cod liver oil. In fact, fish oil can now be easily found in pill form, and it’s one of...
4 Fun Fall Activities COPD Patients Can Enjoy

4 Fun Fall Activities COPD Patients Can Enjoy

Ah, fall! The leaves are changing from their normal green to bright, vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. The temperature is starting to drop from the heat of summer, but winter’s chill isn’t quite here yet. For many people with chronic obstructive pulmonary...
4 Tips for Keeping Up With Yardwork With COPD

4 Tips for Keeping Up With Yardwork With COPD

Autumn is a beautiful time of year for many people across the country. The leaves are changing colors, and the air is starting to have a nip that lets us know winter is coming soon. However, fall is also a time when many people have a lot of yardwork to do, and you...
The Medical Screening Process at Lung Health Institute

The Medical Screening Process at Lung Health Institute

At Lung Health Institute, there are pre-treatment steps new patients must complete before receiving cellular therapy. One of the first steps in the treatment journey is obtaining and reviewing medical records. Patient safety is our biggest concern. We want to make...
Can Fiber Help Treat Chronic Lung Disease?

Can Fiber Help Treat Chronic Lung Disease?

Fiber is an essential nutrient in a healthy, balanced diet. Fiber helps your body maintain gut health, regulate weight, lower cholesterol and control blood sugar levels. Research shows that increased fiber intake can help protect people against heart disease, diabetes...
What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Smoking

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Smoking

When you quit smoking, your body begins to heal itself within minutes. Just 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your blood pressure and heart rate drop. Quitting smoking decreases inflammation, boosts the immune system and lowers your risk for conditions like heart...
Caregivers: How to Help Patients With Chronic Lung Disease

Caregivers: How to Help Patients With Chronic Lung Disease

Caregivers experience life’s greatest challenges and its greatest rewards. Caregiving for a loved one with a chronic disease can be physically and emotionally stressful. You may have to assist with transportation, finances, household tasks and personal care for...
The Importance of Hand-Washing

The Importance of Hand-Washing

When you think about how colds and the flu spread, you may be picturing germs in the air from coughing and sneezing — but in reality, 80% of common infections spread via hand contact. Germs from dirty hands are a leading cause of gastrointestinal illnesses and...
How Do Lung Diseases Affect Men Versus Women?

How Do Lung Diseases Affect Men Versus Women?

Chronic lung diseases tend to affect all patients in specific ways. For instance, most people have shortness of breath and increased mucus production. However, there can be significant variation in the symptoms and their severity from person to person. Gender can also...