With the ever-growing risk of chronic lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), more and more people are asking the question, “How do you improve your lung health?” Our health care team at Lung Health Institute wants to offer you 2 tips that may help you answer this question.
2 Tips You Can Use to Improve Your Lung Health
According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 16,000,000 Americans were living with COPD in 2018, and this number is growing every day. However, the threat of this and other chronic lung diseases may have prompted you to find ways to improve your lung health. At Lung Health Institute, our health care team has 2 tips that may help you meet this goal.
One tip that may help increase your lung health is to quit smoking. Smoking is actually the number one cause of chronic lung diseases like COPD. So if you’re currently smoking, you should strongly consider quitting. Smoking releases a variety of toxic chemicals into your lungs, and these chemicals can cause serious damage to your lung tissues and lead to a chronic lung condition.
A second tip that we can offer you is to consider how your diet affects your lung health. Many people are under the impression that a high-carb diet is the healthiest option. While carbs are important, many of us eat entirely too many of them, which can lead to issues like chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation can lead to damage in many parts of your body, including your lungs. This is why our health care team at Lung Health Institute suggests that you consider a diet that provides you with a high amount of healthy fats, a moderate level of protein and a low level of carbs.
These 2 tips make up just a small part of the beneficial lung health information we have at Lung Health Institute, and there are several services we offer that may help you take advantage of our knowledge and experience if you have COPD or another chronic lung disease.
Services We Offer at Lung Health Institute for COPD Patients
Our health care team at Lung Health Institute has a wealth of information that can help chronic lung disease patients treat their disease. For example, we offer 3 Anti-Inflammatory Initiative™, or AI2™, plans. These plans provide you with many types of information that may help you improve your lung health, including tips about nutrition, sleep, exercise and helpful supplements. By using the information included in these plans, you may be able to improve your immune system function and train your body to fight inflammation using healthy fats.
We also offer cellular therapy that may help chronic lung disease patients. When patients receive cellular therapy, or platelet-rich plasma-platelet concentrate (PRP-PC), a sample of the patient’s own blood is taken, and platelets and other helpful cells are separated and isolated from the blood sample. These concentrated cells are then returned into the bloodstream where they may travel to the lungs and help repair damaged tissue and reduce inflammation. In turn, these actions may allow patients to Breathe Easier™ and improve their quality of life.
Contact one of our patient coordinators today for more information or to schedule a free consultation.