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Natalie L.’s Story: How Believing in Yourself Helps COPD

Natalie L.’s Story: How Believing in Yourself Helps COPD

Some of us believe in ourselves a lot, and others have a harder time doing so. However, believing in yourself and having a positive attitude is vital for patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and there are few patients who have displayed...
Herb F.: One Man’s Journey With COPD

Herb F.: One Man’s Journey With COPD

Every person is on their own unique journey through life, but the journey of those diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be much rockier than many people know. Herb F. was one of the many people struggling along the rocky COPD path, but...
Linda Z.’s Journey at Lung Health Institute

Linda Z.’s Journey at Lung Health Institute

When Linda Z. went to the emergency room 3 years ago, she never guessed that she’d be coming out with a diagnosis that would change her life. What Linda found out was that she was one of the millions suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Since...
Living With Pulmonary Fibrosis: The Story of Allen R.

Living With Pulmonary Fibrosis: The Story of Allen R.

On September 28, 2015, Allen was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) after a biopsy by his pulmonologist. This condition causes thickening and scarring of the lung tissue, and there’s no known cause for Allen’s condition. Before he found Lung Health...
Shaun’s Journey with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Shaun’s Journey with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Shaun G. was content to spend time with his wife and daughter in their Virginia Beach, Virginia, home. Unfortunately, life would become much more difficult for Shaun and his family when he was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis.   Life Before Lung Health Institute...
Herb’s Story: Better Quality of Life, Less Oxygen Use

Herb’s Story: Better Quality of Life, Less Oxygen Use

Herb has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the emphysema that often goes along with it. He used to depend on his oxygen tank to do basic chores around the house and to go out in public. However, since seeking treatment at Lung Health Institute, Herb has...
COPD treatment helps patients overcome emotional issues

COPD treatment helps patients overcome emotional issues

At 66 years old, David has enjoyed sailing since he was 10. In 2006, he noticed that it was getting harder to breathe, and he was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) three years later. The effects of COPD caused David to become depressed and...
Cellular therapy helps COPD patients regain independence

Cellular therapy helps COPD patients regain independence

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung condition with symptoms that include shortness of breath, airway inflammation and lung tissue damage. With symptoms like these, it’s easy to see how COPD patients might have issues with tasks like walking....
Natalie’s fight for hope: A COPD treatment testimonial

Natalie’s fight for hope: A COPD treatment testimonial

All around the world, there are millions of people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) every day. In many cases, COPD patients don’t have much hope they can get better or even effectively treat the symptoms of this condition. However, one woman’s...
Overcoming the struggles of COPD: Enjoying your daily life

Overcoming the struggles of COPD: Enjoying your daily life

If you’ve been diagnosed with COPD, you know just how precious every breath of air can be. The inflammation in your lungs from COPD causes shortness of breath and other symptoms that make it difficult to do the things you love to do. Treatments focus on controlling...
The struggles of emphysema: Going to work

The struggles of emphysema: Going to work

Emphysema is a lung disease that affects millions of Americans. Emphysema causes inflammation in the air sacs of the lungs, which causes permanent damage that cannot be cured. People with emphysema face many challenges, such as shortness of breath. If you’re one of...
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...
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...

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