The official blog of the Lung Institute.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, there are currently medical marijuana and cannabis programs in 29 of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. However, what happens if your medical condition is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD?
Making the decision to regularly exercise is even more difficult when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. But research has found that having a regular exercise program can actually help.
The only way to know for sure if you have COPD is to go to the doctor and get a breath test (called a spirometry), a chest x-ray, or a chest CT scan. However, one piece of research has also discovered that there are five questions that could also be good indicators that your breathing troubles are related to COPD.
The American Lung Association shares that in the United States chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)—a lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe—is the third leading cause of death. Sadly, although 11 million Americans have received a COPD diagnosis, the American Lung Association says that “millions more may have the disease without knowing it.” So,…
When it’s cold outside, nothing tastes better than a steaming-hot bowl of your favorite soup. But what many people don’t realize is that, oftentimes, the ingredients in your soup of choice can help protect you from the latest bug. This is especially important if you suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as research has…
If your COPD is advanced enough that you’re on oxygen, this may make it harder to engage in physical activity, but it certainly doesn’t make it impossible to get some fitness into your life. Here are three things you can do (after you get your doctor’s approval, of course) to build your strength and endurance, even if you have an oxygen tank.
While some would like you to believe that e-cigarettes are safer alternatives to regular cigarettes, what does science say? And specifically, what does it say for those diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?