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Interstitial Lung Disease Symptoms and Ways to Manage Them

Interstitial Lung Disease Symptoms and Ways to Manage Them

Interstitial lung disease symptoms cause breathing difficulty, fatigue, trouble with oxygen absorption and more. Keep reading to learn the symptoms and ways to manage them here.

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Obstructive and Restrictive Lung Diseases

1 Jul 2016
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Obstructive and Restrictive Lung Diseases

Here’s what you need to know about obstructive and restrictive lung disease. Keep reading to learn more.

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Common Conditions for People with Lung Disease

Common Conditions for People with Lung Disease

As if having a lung disease weren’t enough, another issue to be aware of is Common Conditions for People with Lung Disease. Some conditions turn out to be contributing causes of lung disease. Conversely, lung disease can increase the chance of contracting others. While there isn’t a cure for COPD, rheumatoid arthritis or GERD, the symptoms can be managed to make life with these conditions more manageable.

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Can COPD Affect Your Sleep?

14 Apr 2016
| Under COPD, Lung Disease, Medical, Related Conditions | Posted by | 22 Comments
Can COPD Affect Your Sleep?

About a third of our lives are spent sleeping. As important as sleep is to our ability to function, for those who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), quality sleep can be difficult to retain. However, with your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to give you the facts you need to get a better night’s sleep for better health.

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How Pneumonia Affects COPD

25 Mar 2016
| Under COPD, Lung Disease, Medical, Related Conditions | Posted by | 5 Comments
How Pneumonia Affects COPD

We’ve all been sick with a cold or flu before. However, for those suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia can be devastating to an already weakened respiratory system. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to keep you informed on How Pneumonia Affects COPD and how to maintain good respiratory health.

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Risks of Not Having Enough Oxygen

16 Mar 2016
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Risks of Not Having Enough Oxygen

The risks of not having enough oxygen include suffering from the low-oxygen conditions hypoxemia or hypoxia. Without oxygen, the brain, liver, and other organs can begin to sustain damage mere minutes after symptoms start. However, stem cell therapy may help promote healing and better lung function before the onset of severe problems such as hypoxia.

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The Dangers of Painkillers and COPD

19 Feb 2016
| Under COPD, Lung Disease, Medical, Related Conditions | Posted by | 16 Comments
The Dangers of Painkillers and COPD

The use of painkillers in the treatment of COPD and other chronic lung disease are known for their benefits. But what are not as well known are the many downsides and negative effects of using opioids (painkillers) for the treatment of respiratory illnesses. With your health in mind the Lung Institute is here to provide the information you need in order to make the best decisions for your health moving forward.

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How to Help a Parent with Lung Disease

29 Jan 2016
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How to Help a Parent with Lung Disease

The battle with lung disease can be frustrating for the person with the disease. However, they don’t have to do it alone. Here are some tips on how a child can help their parent with lung disease.

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Busting COPD Myths

26 Jan 2016
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Busting COPD Myths

Can you spot the fact or fiction about COPD? We’re busting COPD myths to help you stay on top of your health.

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