November 2013

Did you know? November is COPD Awareness Month! Because of this, we are encouraging you to help us get the word out about risk factors for COPD, and the importance of speaking with a doctor.

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), over 12 million people are estimated to have COPD and an additional 12 million people are likely to have the disease and not even know it! Read our articles below about living with and managing COPD symptoms. For more facts about COPD Awareness Month, and tips about lung disease make sure to visit our blog

If you ever have any questions please feel free to contact us. It is our mission to help you improve your quality of life.

Oxygen and food go hand in hand for fueling your metabolism. This complex chain reaction not only gives your body energy, but also the release of carbon dioxide. Because of this, eating the right types of foods can actually aid your breathing. Every person with COPD is different, and every COPD condition has similar yet unique symptoms. As a result, the nutrition tips below aren’t a standard for everyone, but they are a good place to start. Make sure you speak with your doctor, pulmonologist, or a registered dietician before making drastic changes to your diet. Please note, that some of your favorite unhealthy snacks usually have a healthy alternative version.

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In support of COPD Awareness Month, this week Lung Institute is bringing you exercises for healthy lungs. Whether you’re suffering from lung disease or not, exercising is an essential part of any healthy lifestyle. Exercise supports the cardiovascular system, helps you maintain a healthy weight, and can actually help increase lung capacity and function. We know that COPD patients often have difficulty getting from A to B, and think “exercise” is out of the question. We’re here to tell you that ANY physical activity, even walking outside to get the mail, constitutes exercise. So, get up, get out, and get moving to help improve your lung capacity!

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