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2 Barbecuing Tips for Chronic Lung Disease Patients

2 Barbecuing Tips for Chronic Lung Disease Patients

Many people might say the smell of a barbecue grill is synonymous with summertime. However, patients with chronic lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may think this isn’t an activity that’s possible for this condition. There are 2 tips...
Q&A: Top Things to Know About Vaping

Q&A: Top Things to Know About Vaping

The use of e-cigarettes and “vaping” has emerged as a growing but controversial trend — as many have begun to question whether e-cigarettes are truly a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes and if enough research has been conducted to truly understand their...
Marijuana and COPD: Medical Professionals Are Still Unsure

Marijuana and COPD: Medical Professionals Are Still Unsure

Marijuana is an extremely controversial substance, and many people support its legalization in all U.S. states. One reason for this push is the benefits marijuana may bring to patients suffering from chronic conditions like cancer or chronic obstructive pulmonary...
What’s the Difference: Phlegm Versus Mucus

What’s the Difference: Phlegm Versus Mucus

Even when you do not realize it, your body works behind the scenes 24/7 to keep you functioning. Mucus is one such silent partner invested in your well-being. Every day, the body’s mucous membranes secrete 1 to 1.5 liters of a clear, stringy fluid called mucus, most...
Traveling With Supplemental Oxygen

Traveling With Supplemental Oxygen

You may have all the general travel planning out of the way, but have you planned for your oxygen needs? Planning for your oxygen needs well in advance of your trip can help you feel in control and reduce any anxiety you may feel. Below, we’ve compiled some helpful...
Shaun’s Journey with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Shaun’s Journey with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Shaun G. was content to spend time with his wife and daughter in their Virginia Beach, Virginia, home. Unfortunately, life would become much more difficult for Shaun and his family when he was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis.   Life Before Lung Health Institute...
2 Benefits Lung Disease Patients Get From Cycling

2 Benefits Lung Disease Patients Get From Cycling

Russell Winwood, the COPD athlete, here. Today, I want to talk about some of the benefits cycling offers patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). I have a lot of experience with cycling personally because it’s a major component of the Ironman...
Lamb and Fennel With Mint Salad

Lamb and Fennel With Mint Salad

There are some people out there who think Greek food is the tastiest food on the planet. However, patients with chronic lung diseases may think they can’t indulge in this tasty cuisine. With this lamb and fennel with mint salad recipe, you’ll be able to satisfy...
What Does My Blood Oxygen Level Mean?

What Does My Blood Oxygen Level Mean?

If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may have had a doctor tell you what your blood oxygen levels are. You may not know what these values mean or how your COPD affects them. However, it’s important for COPD patients to understand these 2...
Asthma and COPD: 4 Ways They Are Different

Asthma and COPD: 4 Ways They Are Different

Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are both serious chronic lung conditions. However, they aren’t as similar in some respects as many people believe. While they both have symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing and chronic coughing, these...
Can a Person with COPD Get Better?

Can a Person with COPD Get Better?

More and more people are being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) every year. This chronic lung condition is progressive and currently incurable. However, there are steps COPD patients can take to slow the progression of the disease and...
Tips for Reducing Chest Tightness

Tips for Reducing Chest Tightness

Many issues can lead to chest tightness, and one of these issues is a chronic lung disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic lung conditions often cause chest tightness because the lungs become inflamed and damaged as a result of these...
Oxygen Levels and Proper Brain Function Are Linked

Oxygen Levels and Proper Brain Function Are Linked

Most of us know from our high school biology classes that breathing is what allows our bodies to get the oxygen that’s needed. However, chronic lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can reduce your body’s ability to bring in oxygen, and this...
Lung-Healthy Caprese Salad

Lung-Healthy Caprese Salad

Traditionally, Caprese salad is made with tomatoes, basil and balsamic vinegar. However, people who have a chronic lung disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) should consider swapping out the balsamic vinegar with red wine vinegar. This is because...
Pulmonary Hypertension: What Is It, and Does LHI Treat It?

Pulmonary Hypertension: What Is It, and Does LHI Treat It?

You may have heard the name pulmonary hypertension, but you may not know exactly what this condition is. This condition can actually be caused by other health problems such as heart disease, heart defects and certain medications. However, chronic lung diseases like...