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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...
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 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...
Information About Spirometry Every COPD Patient Should Have

Information About Spirometry Every COPD Patient Should Have

If you’ve been having more trouble breathing lately, you may be wondering if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, you may wonder about testing to confirm your condition. During my time as medical director at Lung Health Institute, I’ve...
Maintaining a Healthy Weight With Chronic Lung Disease

Maintaining a Healthy Weight With Chronic Lung Disease

When you have chronic lung disease, many factors can affect your appetite and weight. During my years as a dietitian, I’ve seen patients who have difficulty preparing and eating meals because of symptoms like shortness of breath, persistent coughing and fatigue. On...
Turning the COPD Clock Back 25 Years for Ronald M.

Turning the COPD Clock Back 25 Years for Ronald M.

Each person’s journey with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a little different, but there aren’t many who have been on as long a journey with this chronic lung disease as Ronald M. For 25 years, he has been fighting with the symptoms of his COPD and...
These 5 Tips Can Make Oxygen Use Safer for COPD Patients

These 5 Tips Can Make Oxygen Use Safer for COPD Patients

Using in-home supplemental oxygen and portable oxygen systems can be very helpful for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. One thing I think all my COPD patients on supplemental oxygen should know is that both in-home and portable oxygen systems are...
COPD and Sleep Apnea: Do You Have Overlap Syndrome?

COPD and Sleep Apnea: Do You Have Overlap Syndrome?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and sleep apnea are 2 breathing conditions that are well known, but most people aren’t aware that they can overlap. As a physician at Lung Health Institute, I like to keep myself and my patients as informed as possible...
COPD and Genetics: Genes That Could Increase Your Risk

COPD and Genetics: Genes That Could Increase Your Risk

Smoking is one of the primary reasons people get chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic lung diseases. However, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests your genetics may play a role as well.  I’m Dr. Perry at Lung Health Institute,...
The Benefits of Music for People With COPD

The Benefits of Music for People With COPD

If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or another chronic lung condition, creating and listening to music can be a healthy and fun activity for you. In particular, singing and playing a wind instrument (like the flute, harmonica, saxophone, clarinet,...
3 Benefits Smoothies Offer to COPD Patients

3 Benefits Smoothies Offer to COPD Patients

You may have heard that smoothies can be good for you, but chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients may not believe this is true for them. Hi, I’m Russell Winwood the COPD Athlete, and today, I’d like to let my fellow COPD patients know about 3 benefits...

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