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A type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), chronic bronchitis causes inflammation of the lung’s air passages. It affects two main airways – the trachea (windpipe) and small bronchi (tree-like passages in the lungs). The thin airway linings in these lungs become inflamed, leaking fluids that clog the lungs. This can cause excessive coughing, chest…
Walnuts and berries are a great source of antioxidants to help calm inflammation in the lungs. This sweet and salty treat makes for a filling and healthy breakfast.
Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic lung disease that thickens and hardens the lung passageways responsible for carrying oxygen into the bloodstream. It can cause shortness of breath even with minimal activity.
Avocado has many benefits for those with chronic lung disease, as it’s rich in vitamins C and K — and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, which can help prevent heart complications. The almond milk also helps reduce inflammation with antioxidants. Ingredients 1 large ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and diced ½ c diced peeled seedless cucumber 1…
When you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the quality of the air in your home and work environments matters.
According to research published in the journal Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine, the higher your altitude, the lower the oxygen tension in the air and the lower the barometric pressure. Though most people’s lungs effectively adapt to these types of environmental conditions, those with less-healthy lungs don’t react to these conditions as well.