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Getting daily exercise with COPD doesn’t have to be hard

Getting daily exercise with COPD doesn’t have to be hard

Hi folks. My name’s Russell Winwood, and I’m both an athlete and a person who lives with COPD every day. Many people refer to me as the COPD athlete because I’ve run marathons and finished an Ironman competition since my COPD diagnosis. As you can imagine, I’m a huge...
Improve Your Lungs Without Leaving the Couch

Improve Your Lungs Without Leaving the Couch

Having a chronic lung disease can make exercise difficult. Depending on the severity of your condition, even walking across the house may be difficult. And yet, you know that you have to exercise and move in order to improve your health, and to maintain a certain...
Can Diagnosing COPD Early Help Improve Treatment?

Can Diagnosing COPD Early Help Improve Treatment?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease that causes shortness of breath and congestion. COPD cannot be cured, and it grows worse over time, but some treatments can help slow the progression of the disease and manage its symptoms....
Identify Your Risk Factors for COPD

Identify Your Risk Factors for COPD

Identify Your Risk Factors for COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disease that causes inflammation and congestion in the lungs. This makes it difficult to breathe and to live out your daily life without challenges from shortness of...
A Crash-Course Guide to COPD

A Crash-Course Guide to COPD

If you’ve been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may feel like going into panic mode. COPD is an incurable disease that progresses slowly and grows worse over time. However, you should not panic if you have COPD. Instead, you should...
Anti-Inflammatory Recipe: Berry Almond Smoothie

Anti-Inflammatory Recipe: Berry Almond Smoothie

Nothing beats a delicious smoothie for breakfast, except maybe a smoothie that is rich in anti-inflammatory properties that can help you breathe a little easier. This anti-inflammatory recipe helps to control the inflammation in your lungs, as well as in other areas...
Three Breathing Exercises to Help COPD

Three Breathing Exercises to Help COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is known for causing shortness of breath and other breathing difficulties that make living your daily life a challenge. When you’ve been diagnosed with COPD, it’s important to follow the treatment plan prescribed by your...
What Are the Best Vitamins to Take for COPD?

What Are the Best Vitamins to Take for COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disease that makes it difficult for you to breathe and live a normal life. There are treatments to help manage the severity of the disease, but there are no cures that can eliminate its presence in your...
What Kinds of Foods Can Detox Your Lungs?

What Kinds of Foods Can Detox Your Lungs?

Smoking cigarettes is the leading cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other severe lung conditions. Cigarette smoke contains irritants that cause inflammation in your lungs that can eventually become progressive. At this point, the inflammation...
What Are the Best Foods for People with COPD?

What Are the Best Foods for People with COPD?

People who are diagnosed with COPD know how important it is to get treatment for shortness of breath if they want to live a good, quality life. Treatments for COPD cannot cure the disease, but they can help slow the rate at which it worsens and reduce the severity of...
Is Ginger Good for People with COPD?

Is Ginger Good for People with COPD?

Living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is difficult because it causes shortness of breath that can make even the simplest of tasks more physically demanding. There is no cure for COPD, but people with the disease can receive treatments that may help...
Is Vitamin D Good for COPD

Is Vitamin D Good for COPD

Many of us are familiar with vitamin D as that vitamin we get from sunlight that gives us a healthier appearance and more energy. Did you know that vitamin D may also help improve your lung health if you have COPD? People with COPD live with shortness of breath that...
Can Damaged Lungs Be Healed?

Can Damaged Lungs Be Healed?

Lots of infections and diseases can cause damage to your lung tissue that affects your ability to breathe. When you cannot breathe well, the rest of your body suffers due to a lack of oxygen. That’s why it’s so important to find treatments that can help heal any...
Tips for Emphysema Prevention

Tips for Emphysema Prevention

Emphysema is a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that causes shortness of breath. Emphysema grows worse over time, causing more symptoms and eventually leading to respiratory failure or heart failure. Treatment for emphysema can help slow its...
Can COPD Be Reversed?

Can COPD Be Reversed?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) makes life difficult by causing shortness of breath and flare-ups of symptoms that interrupt your daily activities. COPD is caused by inflammation in the lungs that grows worse over time. There is no cure for COPD, but many...