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Love your lungs this Valentine’s Day

Love your lungs this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a perfect time for you to show some love to your friends and family. However, it’s also a great time to show your lungs some love if you have a chronic lung disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis. Two ways...
Five daily tips to reduce inflammation

Five daily tips to reduce inflammation

Long-term treatments are critical for patients who have a chronic lung disease. However, you may not be aware that there are also things you can do every day that may help you reduce inflammation and improve your quality of life. What are five daily tips to reduce...
The challenges of COPD: Getting dressed and household chores

The challenges of COPD: Getting dressed and household chores

When you have COPD, you need to get medical treatment and do everything you can to keep your lungs healthy. This is because the disease causes shortness of breath and other symptoms that make it difficult to perform routine tasks or even walk around. Flare-ups that...
Tips for avoiding the flu if you have a chronic lung disease

Tips for avoiding the flu if you have a chronic lung disease

The flu, or influenza to use the medical name, is a seasonal illness that many people in the United States deal with every year. While this illness negatively affects everyone, people with chronic lung conditions may be at greater risk if they catch the flu. Two tips...
Overcoming chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Overcoming chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

COPD is a condition that makes your daily life more challenging. It causes shortness of breath that can strike you during physical activity or even while resting. COPD cannot be cured, so if you have the disease, you must learn how to live with it. Medical treatments...
Five foods to avoid: Some dietary suggestions for COPD

Five foods to avoid: Some dietary suggestions for COPD

You may be surprised to learn that the foods you eat every day may help or worsen your COPD symptoms. While there are foods, such as vegetables, nuts and fish, that you should consider eating, there are also five foods that you should think about dropping from your...
The best drink options for COPD patients

The best drink options for COPD patients

Staying hydrated is important for every person. However, the Lung Health Institute health care team knows that it’s particularly important for COPD patients. In fact, one whole section of our Anti-Inflammatory Initiative™, or AI2™, plans is dedicated to helping you...
Lung detox: A lung cleanse may be what you need

Lung detox: A lung cleanse may be what you need

One issue that many COPD patients may be struggling with is a way to detox your lungs. The health care team at the Lung Health Institute may be able to help you find ways to detox your lungs that may also help you breathe easier™. Three natural lung cleanses that may...
Top five foods to add to your diet

Top five foods to add to your diet

My name’s Russell Winwood, and I’m one of the advisory board members for the Lung Health Institute. After being diagnosed with COPD in 2011, I’ve worked hard to make healthier diet and exercise choices that help me better manage my COPD symptoms. One thing that’s been...
How cellular therapy helps reduce inflammation

How cellular therapy helps reduce inflammation

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a condition that has many symptoms. One of the common symptoms of this chronic lung condition is inflammation, and it can be very hard to treat this symptom effectively. However, the health care team at the Lung...
Six cooking oils to avoid with a chronic lung disease

Six cooking oils to avoid with a chronic lung disease

Oil has been used to enhance the flavor of food since the time of ancient Greece. However, the Lung Health Institute wants chronic lung disease patients to know that there are six oils you should avoid. All six of these oils are discussed in our Anti-Inflammatory...
Natural COPD treatments

Natural COPD treatments

There are many medically-approved treatments available these days for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD. However, you may not know that there are also natural treatments you may be able to use at home to supplement the treatments prescribed by...
Is it too late to quit smoking when you have emphysema?

Is it too late to quit smoking when you have emphysema?

Emphysema is a chronic lung disease that damages the air sacs in your lungs, causing shortness of breath. Inflammation overwhelms these air sacs and leads to the buildup of irreversible scar tissue. This scar tissue prevents the air sacs from doing their job of...
Eight tips for how to live better when you have emphysema

Eight tips for how to live better when you have emphysema

Emphysema causes shortness of breath and other symptoms that make life more challenging. There is no cure for emphysema, so people who have the disease must learn how to live with it. Treatments for emphysema can help reduce the severity of its symptoms and slow its...