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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...
Don’t Let Yourself Be Fooled by These 3 COPD Myths

Don’t Let Yourself Be Fooled by These 3 COPD Myths

As a registered nurse, I know there’s a lot of information about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) out there on the internet. Many patients rely on this information, and it can be helpful if the source is reliable. In general, it’s a good idea for COPD...
The Cost of Cellular Therapy vs. Traditional Treatments

The Cost of Cellular Therapy vs. Traditional Treatments

In 2010, the CDC reported that the national health care cost of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) equaled $32.1 billion. That number was projected to rise to $49 billion by 2020. If you suffer from chronic lung disease, you are already familiar with how...
The Relationship Between Anxiety and COPD

The Relationship Between Anxiety and COPD

When you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it’s normal to have anxiety too. One common COPD symptom is breathlessness, which can be terrifying to experience. Here, we discuss the complex relationship between COPD and anxiety.  What Is the Relationship...
3 Activities COPD Patients Can Do at the Beach

3 Activities COPD Patients Can Do at the Beach

Russell Winwood, here, and for those of you who don’t know me, I’m the man people refer to as the COPD athlete. As a native of Australia, I’ve spent my fair share of time at the beach, and I still enjoy a good beach day now that I have chronic obstructive pulmonary...
Physical Side Effects of COPD Medications

Physical Side Effects of COPD Medications

If you suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chances are you are taking at least one medication for it. The purpose of taking COPD medications is to manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. However, these strong drugs come with many...
3 Ways to Manage COPD in Hot Weather

3 Ways to Manage COPD in Hot Weather

Hello there, my Northern Hemisphere friends. It’s Russell Winwood the COPD athlete, and I want to talk about some hot weather tips. Even though it’s currently winter in Australia where I live, there are many chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients for...
3 Benefits NAC Supplements Can Have for COPD Patients

3 Benefits NAC Supplements Can Have for COPD Patients

Supplements may help you if you have a chronic lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although there are several supplements that COPD patients can take, n-acetyl cysteine (NAC) can be particularly beneficial. In fact, there are 3 specific...
Gear Up for Summer Swimming With COPD

Gear Up for Summer Swimming With COPD

Russell Winwood, the COPD athlete here, and today I want to talk about one of my favorite activities: swimming. After my chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) diagnosis, I made many changes in my life, and I gradually increased my activity levels until I was...
3 Great Hobbies for COPD Patients

3 Great Hobbies for COPD Patients

Hobbies are a way to explore the physical and mental possibilities the world has to offer. They help keep our bodies and minds occupied and help us find joy in life. For all of these reasons and more, having hobbies is important for everyone, but they’re especially...
3 COPD-Friendly Summer Vacation Ideas

3 COPD-Friendly Summer Vacation Ideas

Just because you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) doesn’t mean you should stop taking summer vacations. With a little planning and the right destination, COPD patients can still enjoy the fun and liberation that summer vacations have to offer. Here...
How to Tell the Difference Between IPF and COPD

How to Tell the Difference Between IPF and COPD

Identifying your specific type of chronic lung disease can be complicated. Many of them have symptoms or causes in common. Common risk factors for both IPF and COPD include a family history of the disease, working in occupations that involve dust, chemicals and fumes,...
Should You Consider Using Red Sage for COPD?

Should You Consider Using Red Sage for COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is typically treated using medications and supplemental oxygen. In fact, many COPD patients carry inhalers or oxygen with them almost all the time. However, some patients have begun to look for natural treatments to...

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