When you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), your lungs suffer from inflammation that causes shortness of breath and permanent scarring that leads to further difficulties. As COPD progresses, it can cause other serious conditions to develop, like respiratory failure or heart failure. So, the question that is on many COPD patients’ minds is, “How can I make my lungs stronger and healthier?”
Your priority with COPD should be medical treatment. These treatments can help slow the progression of inflammation and reduce the severity of symptoms. Then you should consider physical activities and exercises that can help improve your health and your ability to breathe.
Medical treatments for COPD
COPD is an incurable disease, but it does respond to medical treatments that slow its progression and help control its symptoms. Many medical treatments include:
- Oxygen therapy
- Supplemental therapy
At the Lung Health Institute, we offer treatments that use your body’s natural resources to reduce inflammation in the lungs.
Our lung restoration treatment™ is a form of cellular therapy. This uses concentrated forms of your platelets and cells to target infection and reduce inflammation, making it easier for you to breathe.
Our Anti-Inflammatory Initiative™ (AI²™) helps reduce inflammation by introducing helpful nutrients into your system that help your body produce cells that promote healing and fight infection. This plan is available in three different levels for patients of all types to enjoy
Physical activities and exercises to make your lungs stronger
Though it’s more challenging with breathing difficulties, you need to stay physically active to help your body stay fit and your lungs strong. Physical activity and exercise help improve your resting heart rate, which makes your lungs have to work less hard. Additionally, it helps you complete daily tasks that are more challenging with COPD.
Go for a walk, ride a stationary bike, try some arm curls, take guided aquatic therapy sessions or try Tai Chi. These activities do not put much stress on your body but do help it stay fit. Talk to your doctor about which activities are right for you.
Additionally, you can try some breathing exercises at home to help release trapped air from your lungs and improve your breathing. These exercises include:
- Pursed-lip breathing
- Deep breathing
- Controlled coughing
- Diaphragm exercising
- Activity breathing
Talk to your doctor about which exercises are right for you.
Contact the Lung Health Institute for treatment
Treatments at the Lung Health Institute can help you Breathe Easier™ and improve your quality of life. If you would like to reduce inflammation in your lungs with our natural treatments, contact us today and discover what we can do for you.