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2 Tips for Spending Time With COPD Dads on Father’s Day

2 Tips for Spending Time With COPD Dads on Father’s Day

Hello, everyone. My name is Russell Winwood, and I’m a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient. You may know me as the COPD athlete. I’m also a father, and I can tell you that nothing makes me happier than spending time with my sons on Father’s Day....
Q&A: Top Things to Know About Vaping

Q&A: Top Things to Know About Vaping

The use of e-cigarettes and “vaping” has emerged as a growing but controversial trend — as many have begun to question whether e-cigarettes are truly a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes and if enough research has been conducted to truly understand their...
Marijuana and COPD: Medical Professionals Are Still Unsure

Marijuana and COPD: Medical Professionals Are Still Unsure

Marijuana is an extremely controversial substance, and many people support its legalization in all U.S. states. One reason for this push is the benefits marijuana may bring to patients suffering from chronic conditions like cancer or chronic obstructive pulmonary...
3 Great Gift Categories for COPD Patients

3 Great Gift Categories for COPD Patients

You may be searching for a thoughtful gift for your loved one who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Here are 3 gift categories that can help you find the perfect present.   Health Monitoring Tools   Finding ways to monitor lung health signs, like lung...
What Does My Blood Oxygen Level Mean?

What Does My Blood Oxygen Level Mean?

If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may have had a doctor tell you what your blood oxygen levels are. You may not know what these values mean or how your COPD affects them. However, it’s important for COPD patients to understand these 2...
Asthma and COPD: 4 Ways They Are Different

Asthma and COPD: 4 Ways They Are Different

Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are both serious chronic lung conditions. However, they aren’t as similar in some respects as many people believe. While they both have symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing and chronic coughing, these...
Can a Person with COPD Get Better?

Can a Person with COPD Get Better?

More and more people are being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) every year. This chronic lung condition is progressive and currently incurable. However, there are steps COPD patients can take to slow the progression of the disease and...
How Your Diet Can Impact Your Oxygen Levels

How Your Diet Can Impact Your Oxygen Levels

Hi, there. Russell Winwood, the COPD Athlete here, again. Today, I want to talk to you about oxygen levels. As a person living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), I’m always on the lookout for information that can help me keep my oxygen levels high....
The Best Snacks to Eat for Your COPD Exercise Program

The Best Snacks to Eat for Your COPD Exercise Program

Hello, all. My name is Russell Winwood, and I have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). I’m also known by many as the COPD athlete. One of the biggest factors that affect my ability to continue exercising with COPD is my diet, and I have to say it took me a...
How to Use Essential Oils for COPD Symptom Treatment

How to Use Essential Oils for COPD Symptom Treatment

Essential oils are pressed from the leaves, roots, stems and other parts of certain plants. There are many essential oils that can offer benefits for patients treating symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, it’s important that you know some...
3 Pros and 3 Cons of Halo Salt Therapy for COPD Patients

3 Pros and 3 Cons of Halo Salt Therapy for COPD Patients

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive and incurable chronic lung condition, and it’s usually treated with prescribed medicine like inhaled corticosteroids. However, there are also many natural and complementary treatments for COPD, and one of...
How to Gear up for Spring Running With COPD

How to Gear up for Spring Running With COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung condition that will change your life if you have it, and I should know. Hello, there. My name is Russell Winwood, and I’m known as the COPD athlete. Since my own COPD diagnosis, I’ve been able to run...
Factors Used to Place Patients in COPD Stages

Factors Used to Place Patients in COPD Stages

If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may know that breath pushed out in 1 second, also called forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), is a factor used to place patients in one of the 4 COPD stages. However, you may not be aware that there...
Sodium Pyruvate: A COPD Treatment to Watch?

Sodium Pyruvate: A COPD Treatment to Watch?

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be looking for natural treatment options for COPD. There are many vitamins, minerals and other natural compounds that have been shown to improve COPD symptoms, but one supplement that is being researched...
Exercise Benefits that Help COPD Patients

Exercise Benefits that Help COPD Patients

Regular exercise is something that almost everyone can benefit from. However, you may not think you can benefit from exercise if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but in fact, COPD patients may get some vital benefits from regular, low-impact...