Preparing for Allergy Season With a Chronic Lung Disease

Preparing for Allergy Season With a Chronic Lung Disease

It’s no wonder you hear a lot of sneezing during allergy season; the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) estimates that 50 million Americans suffer from some type of allergy every year.  For patients with chronic lung diseases, allergies can be...
Preparing for a Hurricane With Chronic Lung Disease

Preparing for a Hurricane With Chronic Lung Disease

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season started June 1, and it will last until November 30. If you suffer from chronic lung disease and live in a hurricane-prone city, early preparation is essential. Luckily, approaching hurricanes give plenty of warning, which allows you...
Tomatoes and Lung Health Go Hand in Hand

Tomatoes and Lung Health Go Hand in Hand

Just think about how great a juicy, ripe tomato tastes. This delicacy is especially tasty during their normal summertime harvest period. What you may not know is that tomatoes are a food that can help your lung health. One study reported that each extra daily serving...
An Overview of the Respiratory System

An Overview of the Respiratory System

Breathing is a natural function of the body, and we breathe anywhere from 12 to 16 breaths a minute without consciously thinking about it. However, inside our bodies, there is a whole system of parts that work together seamlessly to create every breath. If chronic...
How to Prepare for the Fourth of July With Lung Disease

How to Prepare for the Fourth of July With Lung Disease

If you have chronic lung disease, you can still enjoy backyard parties, fireworks and barbecues with family and friends this Fourth of July. With a little preparation, you can decrease your risk of flare-ups during the festivities. Several Fourth of July activities...
3 Benefits an Incentive Spirometer Can Have for You

3 Benefits an Incentive Spirometer Can Have for You

An incentive spirometer is a device that’s often used during deep breathing exercises for patients with chronic lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Using this device is intended to provide chronic lung disease patients with several...
2 Preservatives Chronic Lung Disease Patients Should Avoid

2 Preservatives Chronic Lung Disease Patients Should Avoid

The number of people dealing with chronic lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) continues to grow. In fact, a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that COPD makes breathing more difficult for more than 16...
How to Tell the Difference Between IPF and COPD

How to Tell the Difference Between IPF and COPD

Identifying your specific type of chronic lung disease can be complicated. Many of them have symptoms or causes in common. Common risk factors for both IPF and COPD include a family history of the disease, working in occupations that involve dust, chemicals and fumes,...
Traveling to Lung Health Institute

Traveling to Lung Health Institute

At Lung Health Institute, 86% of our patients travel to reach one of our 5 clinic locations. If you are traveling, here are a few things to keep in mind for your upcoming trip. Be sure to talk to your doctor before your scheduled appointment date. That way, you can go...
2 Barbecuing Tips for Chronic Lung Disease Patients

2 Barbecuing Tips for Chronic Lung Disease Patients

Many people might say the smell of a barbecue grill is synonymous with summertime. However, patients with chronic lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may think this isn’t an activity that’s possible for this condition. There are 2 tips...
Traveling With Supplemental Oxygen

Traveling With Supplemental Oxygen

You may have all the general travel planning out of the way, but have you planned for your oxygen needs? Planning for your oxygen needs well in advance of your trip can help you feel in control and reduce any anxiety you may feel. Below, we’ve compiled some helpful...
Pulmonary Hypertension: What Is It, and Does LHI Treat It?

Pulmonary Hypertension: What Is It, and Does LHI Treat It?

You may have heard the name pulmonary hypertension, but you may not know exactly what this condition is. This condition can actually be caused by other health problems such as heart disease, heart defects and certain medications. However, chronic lung diseases like...
What Is Popcorn Lung?

What Is Popcorn Lung?

Popcorn lung is a nickname given to the chronic lung disease named bronchiolitis obliterans. This condition causes the small airways in your lungs called bronchioles to become inflamed. If this inflammation becomes chronic, then the bronchioles become scarred and...
Exercises you need to build better lungs

Exercises you need to build better lungs

Exercise has been shown to help people in a variety of ways. For instance, exercise can increase blood flow and may help fight insulin resistance. Certain forms of exercise may help improve your mood, and exercise may make it easier for you to get to sleep at night....
Cellular therapy outcomes

Cellular therapy outcomes

At the Lung Health Institute, our health care team is proud to help patients with chronic lung diseases. We’ve helped many patients Breathe Easier™ this year, and that’s not just something we’re saying. The surveys show our patients are saying it, too. How our...