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12 Days of Breathing Exercises

12 Days of Breathing Exercises

If you have chronic lung disease, practicing breathing exercises can help you control your symptoms, clear your lungs and breathe with less effort. Below, we’ve outlined a way for you to practice controlled breathing exercises for 12 days. By following the regimen...
Eggnog Inspired Chia Seed Pudding

Eggnog Inspired Chia Seed Pudding

Eggnog is a classic holiday flavor, and this recipe for chia seed pudding can help you recreate the taste without all the added sugar. Chia is derived from the Mayan word “chiháan,” which means strong or strengthening. The ancient Aztecs and Mayans added chia seeds to...
How to Avoid Holiday Sweets When You Have COPD

How to Avoid Holiday Sweets When You Have COPD

The holiday season is here, which means good times with family and friends and lots of delicious food. However, food choices can be limited when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), especially when it comes to sweets.  Since much of the holiday...
5 Holiday Gift Ideas for Someone With COPD

5 Holiday Gift Ideas for Someone With COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a life-changer. When someone has been diagnosed with COPD, they need to make adjustments in their life, including exercise and dietary changes. People who have been diagnosed with COPD can use all of the care and support...
5 Ways to Protect Your Lungs During the Holidays

5 Ways to Protect Your Lungs During the Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time of year to connect with loved ones and spread festive cheer. But if you have chronic lung disease, holiday decor can expose you to triggers that lead to flare-ups of your condition. Here are common items to be aware of, so you can...
What Happens During a Consultation

What Happens During a Consultation

At Lung Health Institute, we’re a patient-first organization. I, along with the rest of our medical providers, want to make sure that all your questions are answered before you come to one of our clinics to receive cellular therapy. As a service to you, we offer all...
Tips for Holiday Shopping With Chronic Lung Disease

Tips for Holiday Shopping With Chronic Lung Disease

It’s that time of year again: the holiday shopping season. And while you want to give your family and loved ones thoughtful gifts this year, shopping can take a toll on your energy if you have chronic lung disease. Thanks to retailers offering more online, pickup and...
The Dangers of Overeating With COPD

The Dangers of Overeating With COPD

During the holiday season, it’s easy to overindulge while eating big meals at Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holiday festivities. But overeating can negatively affect your health and your ability to breathe if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
A Journey of Faith and COPD: Jesse B.’s Story

A Journey of Faith and COPD: Jesse B.’s Story

Most people have heard that smoking is the most common way to get chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, it is possible to get COPD without smoking at all, and that’s exactly what happened to Jesse B.  How Did Jesse Develop COPD? Often, the environment...
Black Lung Disease Is on the Rise

Black Lung Disease Is on the Rise

In the 1990s, diagnosis of black lung disease (coal workers’ pneumoconiosis) had dropped to historic lows. Complicated black lung disease — also called pulmonary massive fibrosis (PMF) — was considered to be a rare condition. Occurrences had been steadily dropping...
3 Ways to Keep Exercise in Your Daily COPD Routine

3 Ways to Keep Exercise in Your Daily COPD Routine

Exercise has been a big part of my journey with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and I’m a staunch advocate of getting moving with this chronic lung condition. I also practice what I preach, and this has earned me the title of “The COPD athlete.”...
How Indoor Humidity Affects COPD

How Indoor Humidity Affects COPD

If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or another chronic lung condition, humidity affects you more than it does the average person. Humidity describes the amount of moisture that’s in the air, both indoors and outdoors. Monitoring the level of...
The Difference Between Incentive Spirometer and Spirometry

The Difference Between Incentive Spirometer and Spirometry

If you’ve ever been confused about the jargon surrounding chronic lung disease, you’re not alone. When your doctor prescribes a treatment or test, ask him or her to explain it to you if you don’t understand anything. Asking questions is an important step you can take...

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