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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...
3 Exercises COPD Patients Can Do Inside

3 Exercises COPD Patients Can Do Inside

Fall can be a visually stunning time of year, but it can also be tough on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients like you and me. The days are starting to cool off in the fall, but the temporary reprieve can turn into trouble as the seasons change....
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...
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...
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....
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...
Ken H. and Lung Health Institute: A Journey Back to Hope

Ken H. and Lung Health Institute: A Journey Back to Hope

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is one of the many chronic lung diseases that can seem hopeless. Ken has been on a journey at Lung Health Institute that has restored his hope of a better life.  Why Was Ken Without Hope Before Coming to Lung Health Institute? Many...
Things You Should Know About 3 Pulmonary Function Tests

Things You Should Know About 3 Pulmonary Function Tests

Pulmonary function tests are designed to tell you and your doctor how your lungs are working. However, some patients may not know much about these tests, how they’re done or what they’re supposed to measure. To help you gain a better understanding of pulmonary...
How Do Lung Diseases Affect Men Versus Women?

How Do Lung Diseases Affect Men Versus Women?

Chronic lung diseases tend to affect all patients in specific ways. For instance, most people have shortness of breath and increased mucus production. However, there can be significant variation in the symptoms and their severity from person to person. Gender can also...
The Connection Between COPD and Osteoporosis

The Connection Between COPD and Osteoporosis

When patients have a chronic condition, like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), that patient can have a second chronic condition, or comorbidity. Clinical research has identified osteoporosis as a significant comorbidity of COPD. Osteoporosis is a skeletal...
Maria C.’s Journey With COPD

Maria C.’s Journey With COPD

For 8 years now, Maria has been living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but her path with this chronic lung disease was much rockier before she had cellular therapy at Lung Health Institute.  What Was Maria’s Life Like Before Her Treatment? Before...

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