The struggles of emphysema: Going to work

by | Feb 19, 2019 | Blog, Featured, Patient Stories

Emphysema is a lung disease that affects millions of Americans. Emphysema causes inflammation in the air sacs of the lungs, which causes permanent damage that cannot be cured.
People with emphysema face many challenges, such as shortness of breath. If you’re one of the many who’ve been diagnosed with emphysema, you know just how big of a deal shortness of breath can be.
Shortness of breath may strike you during physical activities, like running or walking, or it may even strike you while you rest. These flare-ups occur more frequently and grow more severe as the disease progresses. That’s why it’s so important to get treatment to address these flare-ups and slow the progression of emphysema.

What it’s like living with emphysema flare-ups

Emphysema flare-ups have no concern for inconveniencing your daily life. When shortness of breath strikes, you may feel exhausted and need to rest or use emergency medication to get your breath back. This is hard enough to deal with at home, but it’s even more of a problem when it affects your job.
People with emphysema may have trouble accomplishing tasks at work or getting to work in the first place. You might even lose your breath on the way to your vehicle. This is especially a problem if you live in an apartment or have a long walk to your vehicle.
Medical treatments can help reduce the severity of these flare-ups, but they will still affect you every now and then. That’s why many people with emphysema look for alternative solutions to help improve their ability to breathe.

Treating emphysema with Lung Restoration Treatment™

Lung Restoration Treatment is one of the solutions we offer at the Lung Health Institute to help people with chronic lung diseases Breathe Easier™. This treatment uses concentrations of your own blood cells and other cells to help reduce inflammation in the lungs. Many of our patients, like Jim D., have experienced improvements in their lung performance since receiving Lung Restoration Treatment.
Before treatment, Jim was having trouble doing his job and enjoying his hobbies, like traveling and working on cars. After treatment, Jim is able to work and travel again and can walk from his home to his car without losing his breath.
Are you suffering from shortness of breath related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or another lung disease? Would you like to improve your breathing with Lung Restoration Treatment? Contact us today to speak with a patient coordinator for more information or to schedule a free consultation.

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