The official blog of the Lung Institute.

How to Reduce COPD Exacerbations

29 Mar 2018
| Under COPD, Related Conditions | Posted by

If you have COPD, how can you keep your symptoms under better control, hopefully decreasing your odds of an exacerbation?

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Top COPD-Friendly Places to Live and Visit

27 Mar 2018
| Under COPD, Lifestyle | Posted by | 0 Comments

When you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the quality of the air in your home and work environments matters.

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CHF and COPD: What’s the Connection?

22 Mar 2018
| Under COPD, Related Conditions | Posted by | 0 Comments

The medical industry is full of letter-based abbreviations designed to make it easier to reference a variety of health conditions and two that sometimes go together are CHF and COPD. What are they and how are they connected?

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What Causes Pulmonary Hypertension?

20 Mar 2018
| Under Disease Education, Related Conditions | Posted by

If you’ve been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, you may be wondering what causes this particular condition. Here’s what the experts have to say.

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How Altitude Impacts Your Lung Health

15 Mar 2018
| Under COPD, Lifestyle | Posted by

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.

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Do Salt Lamps Help with COPD?

13 Mar 2018
| Under COPD, In the Home | Posted by
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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)?

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Does Medical Marijuana Help or Hurt My COPD?

8 Mar 2018
| Under COPD, FAQs, Medical | Posted by
Does Medical Marijuana Help or Hurt My 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?

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What is My Why? Pete Dapont

7 Mar 2018
| Under Featured, Lifestyle, Lung Disease, Smoking | Posted by
What Is My Why

Each patient is unique. I go into each conversation open-minded and don’t ever judge or make assumptions about an individual.

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3 Exercises That May Help Your COPD

6 Mar 2018
| Under COPD, Exercise | Posted by
3 Exercises That May Help Your COPD

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.

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^ Quality of Life Survey data measured the patient’s self-assessed quality of life and measurable quality of improvement at three months of COPD patients.

All claims made regarding the efficacy of Lung Institute's treatments as they pertain to pulmonary conditions are based solely on anecdotal support collected by Lung Institute. Individual conditions, treatment and outcomes may vary and are not necessarily indicative of future results. Testimonial participation is voluntary. Lung Institute does not pay for or script patient testimonials.

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