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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.
You are concerned that cellular treatment for lung disease is not approved by the FDA. Our cellular treatments use your body’s (autologous) very own cells, so they do not fall under FDA scrutiny.
A recent study by researchers at found it can alleviate inflammation in airway diseases.
Stage 2 COPD is also known as the moderate stage of COPD. Airflow limitation begins to worsen in stage 2 COPD, but there are treatments to help people breathe easier. Keep reading to learn more.
Across the world, COPD affects nearly 600 million people. And for those who are diagnosed with the progressive disease every year, one of the first questions given to doctors is typically “why is there no COPD cure?” With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to break down the science behind COPD and give you a clear answer as to why there is no cure.
Scientific Findings about COPD and Memory Loss In the 1990s researchers at the Mayo Clinic studied the connection between lung function and dementia risk. Since then, more recent studies have indicated an increased risk of memory loss and dementia as a result of diminished lung function and chronic lung disease. A 15-year study published in 2011 suggested that…
Smokers are often afforded little sympathy but historically they’ve been among the most abused. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to dispel the prevailing narrative of current smokers, and delve into COPD History: A Timeline of Smoking and Why It’s Not Your Fault.
As one of the two primary conditions of COPD, chronic bronchitis can be a significant drain on your quality of life. Causing frequent coughing and the exacerbation of other symptoms, chronic bronchitis can be one of the most evident aspects of life with lung disease. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to breakdown the condition, and give a clear directive on what you can do about it.
For people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis and other chronic lung diseases, keeping a close eye on their blood oxygen level is often part of the daily routine. And, for some people living with COPD and other chronic lung conditions, receiving enough oxygen can be challenging. Every cell, organ and tissue…