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....

3 Ways to Get Active This Spring With COPD

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may feel like they have no options to stay active this spring. However, I’m here to tell you that this just isn’t true. I typically love to take my jogging, cycling and swimming outside in the spring, but that...
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...
3 Ways to Improve Your Mindset When You Have COPD

3 Ways to Improve Your Mindset When You Have COPD

Most people have days when they’re a little down, but it’s much more common for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients to have a negative mindset. This makes sense since we’re dealing with a serious progressive lung condition. As a COPD patient myself,...
The Future of Regenerative Medicine

The Future of Regenerative Medicine

In recent years, regenerative medicine has taken great strides to redefine how patients receive medical treatments for chronic diseases that are believed to be incurable. Lung Health Institute is a primary player in the push to drive the field into the public eye. Our...
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...
3 Ways to Keep Exercise in Your Daily COPD Routine

3 Ways to Keep Exercise in Your Daily COPD Routine

Exercise has been a big part of my journey with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and I’m a staunch advocate of getting moving with this chronic lung condition. I also practice what I preach, and this has earned me the title of “The COPD athlete.”...
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

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...