August 2015

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Build on Your Lung Health at Home

You can work toward improving your lungs every single day. Each small step that you take to improve your lung health today leads you to a better life tomorrow. Changing your diet to eat foods rich in antioxidants or starting a new exercise regime are great ways to take care of your lungs at home. Tracking your progress with an incentive spirometer and filling out your patient journal can help add to your overall quality of life as well.

There are many opportunities to better yourself with lifestyle modifications that can work toward slowing the progression of your lung disease. Feel free to read about some tips on how to improve your lung function in the articles below.

Helping you breathe easier,

Lung Institute


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How to use a Spirometer

Do you currently use a spirometer to measure your lung function? It can be a great tool to track your progress, and all you have to do is blow into a tube. Read more for easy instructions on how to use a spirometer.


Six Tips for Keeping your Lungs Clean

Much like muscles, your lungs require a healthy diet and exercise plan to improve their condition and wellness. Pulmonary rehabilitation can help sufferers combat the effects of lung disease by improving breathing, circulation and other essential health factors.


 

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Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Exercise and proper diet are beneficial ways to effectively keep oxygen coming in and carbon dioxide going out. We call modifications like this pulmonary rehab. Learn how you can start doing pulmonary rehab at home or at a class near you.

* Every patient is given a Patient Satisfaction Survey shortly after treatment. Responses to the 11-question survey are aggregated to determine patient satisfaction with the delivery of treatment.

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

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.

As required by Texas state law, the Lung Institute Dallas Clinic has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from MaGil IRB, now Chesapeake IRB, which is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP), for research protocols and procedures. The Lung Institute has implemented these IRB approved standards at all of its clinics nationwide. Approval indicates that we follow rigorous standards for ethics, quality, and protections for human research.

Each patient is different. Results may vary.