The official blog of the Lung Institute.
When you’re not feeling well, popping a pill is often the first line of defense. Yet, in the case of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) specifically, certain medications can actually make this condition worse.
After a chronic lung disease diagnosis is given, so too, is a prescription usually given for a bronchodilator. However, although bronchodilators are renowned for their ability to shortly relief symptoms, it’s important to know their inherent side effects. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to bring you Bronchodilator 101: Uses and Side Effects.
In most cases shopping for ourselves is easy. It’s shopping for those we love that presents the real challenge–especially if they have COPD. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to give you The Best 5 Gifts for Someone with COPD, in order to help you out with the holiday shopping this year.
For those with COPD, managing one’s health and symptoms are among the most important lifestyle choices one can make. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to break down the My Spirometer, and explain how it may just change the way we measure our pulmonary function moving forward.
The future is here. For those who suffer from chronic lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, and emphysema, a new app may be able to significantly change the way we address COPD symptom monitoring from this point forward.
There are few things in life that are as important as managing one’s health. From maintaining a healthy diet, gaining adequate exercise and keeping track of one’s vitals, health management is critical to the lives of young and old–particularly for those who suffer from chronic lung disease. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to break down a new product that is designed to do just that, and its name is GrandCare Systems.
If you’re unsure about what products are available to help you breathe a little easier, check out what made our list of the best tools for better health. Keep reading to learn more.
70% of Americans are taking at least one form of prescription medication. However, what is often unseen is the difficulty of managing multiple medications when suffering from a chronic illness such as COPD, emphysema, or pulmonary fibrosis. Not only can mobility make it difficult to take one’s medication as directed, but for those who have difficulty with their memory, remembering a strict medication regimen can be challenging. With your health in mind, we’d like to introduce a new product that may be able to alleviate those concerns, and its name is HERO.
For many people with chronic lung diseases, environmental irritants, such as indoor allergens, could cause symptom flare-ups. To help you breathe easier, we’ve researched ways to help you keep track of your home’s indoor air quality. Check out our product review to learn more.