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The Medical Screening Process at Lung Health Institute

The Medical Screening Process at Lung Health Institute

At Lung Health Institute, there are pre-treatment steps new patients must complete before receiving cellular therapy. One of the first steps in the treatment journey is obtaining and reviewing medical records. Patient safety is our biggest concern. We want to make...
FEV1: Why Is It Important to COPD Patients?

FEV1: Why Is It Important to COPD Patients?

Doctors have a habit of using medical terminology, and this terminology can prove baffling to patients. One bit of terminology that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients may have heard is the term FEV1. However, many patients aren’t entirely sure why...
3 Reasons COPD Patients Need Good Indoor Air Quality

3 Reasons COPD Patients Need Good Indoor Air Quality

Many chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients are aware that outdoor air quality can cause issues for them. Did you know that considering the indoor air quality of your home is just as, if not more, important when you have this chronic lung condition?...
What to Do When You’re Out of Breath

What to Do When You’re Out of Breath

There are few experiences more frightening than feeling like you can’t breathe. Shortness of breath (dyspnea) is a common symptom if you have a chronic lung condition like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In some cases, shortness of breath can worsen into...
Can Fiber Help Treat Chronic Lung Disease?

Can Fiber Help Treat Chronic Lung Disease?

Fiber is an essential nutrient in a healthy, balanced diet. Fiber helps your body maintain gut health, regulate weight, lower cholesterol and control blood sugar levels. Research shows that increased fiber intake can help protect people against heart disease, diabetes...
Updates to Current Vaping Laws

Updates to Current Vaping Laws

Vape pens and e-cigarettes have become an accepted alternative to traditional tobacco products in the past few years. Many people have even claimed that these products can help people stop smoking. However, there is also a growing body of evidence that suggests vape...
Can I Receive Cellular Therapy If I Still Smoke?

Can I Receive Cellular Therapy If I Still Smoke?

Lung Health Institute requires all patients to be smoke-free for 30 days or to take a smoking cessation course for a minimum of 2 weeks before they receive cellular therapy. We adhere to this policy because smoking’s dangerous effects on the body can interfere with...
Why Aren’t Doctors Recommending Cellular Therapy?

Why Aren’t Doctors Recommending Cellular Therapy?

Regenerative medicine is a new and changing field within the health care industry. Discoveries in clinical research are expanding the availability of treatment options for people who are suffering from chronic, incurable conditions. Because regenerative medicine is...
What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Smoking

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Smoking

When you quit smoking, your body begins to heal itself within minutes. Just 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your blood pressure and heart rate drop. Quitting smoking decreases inflammation, boosts the immune system and lowers your risk for conditions like heart...
Caregivers: How to Help Patients With Chronic Lung Disease

Caregivers: How to Help Patients With Chronic Lung Disease

Caregivers experience life’s greatest challenges and its greatest rewards. Caregiving for a loved one with a chronic disease can be physically and emotionally stressful. You may have to assist with transportation, finances, household tasks and personal care for...
3 Benefits Eating Seafood Can Have for COPD Patients

3 Benefits Eating Seafood Can Have for COPD Patients

I have many seafood dishes that I love, and the best part is that seafood is so beneficial for my lung health. On many occasions, I’ve discussed how eating a high-fat, moderate protein and low-carb diet can benefit people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
Alex B.: A Veteran’s Journey With Pulmonary Fibrosis

Alex B.: A Veteran’s Journey With Pulmonary Fibrosis

For 4 years, Alex proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force, and he learned a lot about teamwork during those years. In 2019, Alex was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, but he was able to find another team to help him on his journey with this chronic lung...
Dangers From Nail and Hair Salon Fumes

Dangers From Nail and Hair Salon Fumes

You may frequent a nail or hair salon for a haircut, dye job, manicure or pedicure. But if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic asthma or another chronic lung condition, the salon environment may have triggers that can lead to a flare-up....
30 Foods That Can Increase Mucus and 30 That Can Reduce It

30 Foods That Can Increase Mucus and 30 That Can Reduce It

In moderation, your body’s mucus production is supposed to benefit you. After all, it is supposed to help trap bacteria, mold spores and viruses before they get to your lungs and cause infections. However, too much mucus can cause problems for patients with chronic...
The Importance of Hand-Washing

The Importance of Hand-Washing

When you think about how colds and the flu spread, you may be picturing germs in the air from coughing and sneezing — but in reality, 80% of common infections spread via hand contact. Germs from dirty hands are a leading cause of gastrointestinal illnesses and...

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