How to Clear the Lungs in 5 Easy Steps

How to Clear the Lungs in 5 Easy Steps

Sometimes it’s best to just get it all out. When dealing with a progressive lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis or emphysema, the buildup of phlegm can be a constant source of frustration. Not only can this buildup...
Can You Really Detox Your Lungs?

Can You Really Detox Your Lungs?

The lungs are amazing structures that allow your body to bring in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. This exchange is the basis for a number of other processes in your body. However, patients with other chronic lung diseases can have issues breathing normally. Lung...

Vaping: 3 Reasons It’s the New Big Tobacco

E-cigarettes use a heating element to turn special liquids into an aerosol that users breathe in, and this action is known as vaping. Vape companies originally hailed the practice as safer than smoking and even argued that it could be a tool to help smokers quit....
Establishing Good Sleep Hygiene

Establishing Good Sleep Hygiene

My patients with chronic lung disease often report difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep and sleeping deeply. Respiratory symptoms, medications and anxiety or depression can contribute to poor sleep if you have lung disease.  A way to improve the quality of...
5 Ways to Protect Your Lungs During the Holidays

5 Ways to Protect Your Lungs During the Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time of year to connect with loved ones and spread festive cheer. But if you have chronic lung disease, holiday decor can expose you to triggers that lead to flare-ups of your condition. Here are common items to be aware of, so you can...
What Happens During a Consultation

What Happens During a Consultation

At Lung Health Institute, we’re a patient-first organization. I, along with the rest of our medical providers, want to make sure that all your questions are answered before you come to one of our clinics to receive cellular therapy. As a service to you, we offer all...
The Difference Between Incentive Spirometer and Spirometry

The Difference Between Incentive Spirometer and Spirometry

If you’ve ever been confused about the jargon surrounding chronic lung disease, you’re not alone. When your doctor prescribes a treatment or test, ask him or her to explain it to you if you don’t understand anything. Asking questions is an important step you can take...

Inside Our Nashville Clinic

Nashville, Tennessee, is home to a Lung Health Institute’s clinic. Here’s an inside look at our clinic, our amazing medical staff and places to explore if you visit our Nashville location to receive cellular therapy. A Look Inside the Clinic Our Nashville clinic is on...
Common Errors With Inhaler Use

Common Errors With Inhaler Use

If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic asthma or another chronic lung condition, your treatment plan may include an inhaler prescribed by your doctor. Inhalers are used to deliver medicine directly into the lungs. This medicine helps control...
5 Mindfulness Exercises to Reduce Caregiver Stress

5 Mindfulness Exercises to Reduce Caregiver Stress

Family caregivers serve a myriad of roles for the loved one they care for and because of this are especially susceptible to burnout. Mindfulness can be an effective way to combat everyday stressors and elevate the care you provide a loved one. Take a few minutes each...
Oxygen: Continuous Flow Versus On-Demand

Oxygen: Continuous Flow Versus On-Demand

Supplemental oxygen is one of the most common treatments used with chronic lung diseases. It’s helpful because it can aid patients who aren’t able to maintain a healthy blood oxygen level. However, you may face issues when your doctor recommends supplemental oxygen,...
How Does Elderberry Help Fight Cold and Flu Viruses?

How Does Elderberry Help Fight Cold and Flu Viruses?

Many people enjoy juice or jam made with sambucus nigra or black elderberry, and you may have heard that this fruit has many properties that can help keep you healthy. For instance, it has plentiful antioxidants that help your body fight inflammation. However, its...
An Example of a 3-Day Mucus-Eliminating Meal Plan

An Example of a 3-Day Mucus-Eliminating Meal Plan

There are many symptoms that are common when a patient has a chronic lung disease. A common symptom of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic lung conditions is increased amounts of mucus. The foods you eat every day can go a long way toward...
Updates to Current Vaping Laws

Updates to Current Vaping Laws

Vape pens and e-cigarettes have become an accepted alternative to traditional tobacco products in the past few years. Many people have even claimed that these products can help people stop smoking. However, there is also a growing body of evidence that suggests vape...
Caregivers: How to Help Patients With Chronic Lung Disease

Caregivers: How to Help Patients With Chronic Lung Disease

Caregivers experience life’s greatest challenges and its greatest rewards. Caregiving for a loved one with a chronic disease can be physically and emotionally stressful. You may have to assist with transportation, finances, household tasks and personal care for...