When COPD Medications Fail: The Benefits of Cellular Therapy

When COPD Medications Fail: The Benefits of Cellular Therapy

COPD Medications aren’t without their flaws, but cellular therapy may be an effective alternative. Simply put, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be an incredibly difficult disease to live with. Not only is it degenerative—meaning the disease will...
Being Physically Active with COPD Helps the Brain

Being Physically Active with COPD Helps the Brain

Anxiety and Depression Levels Reduced with Exercise Being diagnosed with COPD or any other lung disease can bring up a lot of anxiety and maybe even trigger depression in the person. But one thing you can do if you have COPD is be as active as possible. The benefits...
COPD and Memory Loss

COPD and Memory Loss

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...
COPD and Anxiety: 5 Best Relaxation Tips

COPD and Anxiety: 5 Best Relaxation Tips

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often experience anxiety in combination with their COPD symptoms. Many people feel the worst COPD and anxiety symptoms when they have increased shortness of breath. It’s completely understandable to feel very...

COPD and Depression: The Unspoken Reality

Anxiety and depression are often under diagnosed and undertreated in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The reality, however, is that COPD and depression often go hand-in-hand. World Health Day is April 7, and mental health is just as...
COPD and Seasonal Affective Disorder: Steps to Cope

COPD and Seasonal Affective Disorder: Steps to Cope

Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that can happen in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) during the winter months. COPD and seasonal affective disorder can have a compounding effect on feelings of sadness, loneliness,...
Meditation and its Effects on COPD

Meditation and its Effects on COPD

Meditation enables us to focus on the present moment without thoughts of the unchangeable past or the uncertain future. Meditation can have positive benefits on your health. People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other forms of lung disease who...
Writing as Therapy

Writing as Therapy

Diagnosis with a chronic lung disease can bring feelings of panic and helplessness. Some people may be emotionally better equipped to deal with such emotions than others, but anyone can feel down from time to time. While some seek professional therapy for negative...
5 Games to Sharpen the Mind

5 Games to Sharpen the Mind

5 Games to Sharpen the Mind As we get older, it may take a bit more effort to remember things than in our younger days. It seems to be usually the short-term type of memory that slips most—where we put our car keys, what that person’s name was at the dinner party last...
Benefits of Keeping a Personal Journal

Benefits of Keeping a Personal Journal

Benefits of Keeping a Personal Journal When you live with a chronic health condition such as lung disease, you may have been encouraged to keep a treatment journal. Some doctors ask their patients to write down the date and time their patients felt symptoms such as...
5 Psychological Challenges of Lung Disease and How to Overcome Them

5 Psychological Challenges of Lung Disease and How to Overcome Them

The psychological effects of lung disease can be challenging.  Here’s what you can do. Anyone suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease can tell you that the psychological effects of the disease can be just as debilitating as the physical. And as the...
Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living out your life, consciously aware that each moment you breathe is a gift.” –Oprah Winfrey Benefits of Practicing Gratitude Part of why practicing intentional gratitude is...
The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking

Power of Positive Thinking When living with a condition like COPD, maintaining a positive attitude can be difficult. It’s normal to feel frustrated, worried, or afraid. These difficult-to-process emotions often accompany chronic health conditions and can leave people...
Maintaining Cognitive Function

Maintaining Cognitive Function

Looking to boost concentration and memory? Keeping Your Brain Stimulated For those who suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), the oxygen deprivation that comes from restricted breathing can have a negative effect on cognitive health. Often this...