The official blog of the Lung Institute.
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.
If you’re into natural health remedies, it’s likely you’ve already heard of Himalayan salt lamps. But do they provide any real benefits to people with lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, there are currently medical marijuana and cannabis programs in 29 of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. However, what happens if your medical condition is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD?
Each patient is unique. I go into each conversation open-minded and don’t ever judge or make assumptions about an individual.
Making the decision to regularly exercise is even more difficult when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. But research has found that having a regular exercise program can actually help.