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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...
How to Prepare for the Fourth of July With Lung Disease

How to Prepare for the Fourth of July With Lung Disease

If you have chronic lung disease, you can still enjoy backyard parties, fireworks and barbecues with family and friends this Fourth of July. With a little preparation, you can decrease your risk of flare-ups during the festivities.  Several Fourth of July activities...
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...
2 Preservatives Chronic Lung Disease Patients Should Avoid

2 Preservatives Chronic Lung Disease Patients Should Avoid

The number of people dealing with chronic lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) continues to grow. In fact, a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that COPD makes breathing more difficult for more than 16...
Traveling to Lung Health Institute

Traveling to Lung Health Institute

At Lung Health Institute, 86% of our patients travel to reach one of our 5 clinic locations. If you are traveling, here are a few things to keep in mind for your upcoming trip. Be sure to talk to your doctor before your scheduled appointment date. That way, you can go...
2 Barbecuing Tips for Chronic Lung Disease Patients

2 Barbecuing Tips for Chronic Lung Disease Patients

Many people might say the smell of a barbecue grill is synonymous with summertime. However, patients with chronic lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may think this isn’t an activity that’s possible for this condition. There are 2 tips...
Traveling With Supplemental Oxygen

Traveling With Supplemental Oxygen

You may have all the general travel planning out of the way, but have you planned for your oxygen needs? Planning for your oxygen needs well in advance of your trip can help you feel in control and reduce any anxiety you may feel. Below, we’ve compiled some helpful...
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...
Tips for Reducing Chest Tightness

Tips for Reducing Chest Tightness

Many issues can lead to chest tightness, and one of these issues is a chronic lung disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic lung conditions often cause chest tightness because the lungs become inflamed and damaged as a result of these...
Safety First: Choosing the Right Health Care Provider

Safety First: Choosing the Right Health Care Provider

During my nearly 20-year career as a registered nurse, patient safety has always been my priority. I recently shared my recommendations for other nurses on this topic; however, I also encourage patients to make safety their first consideration when pursuing a new...
3 Reasons to Use Natural Remedies in COPD Treatment

3 Reasons to Use Natural Remedies in COPD Treatment

Natural remedies are a very broad category, and they may help treat many types of medical conditions. When it comes to treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), there are several reasons to consider making natural remedies a part of your treatment plan. 3...
How Can I Remove Nicotine from My Body?

How Can I Remove Nicotine from My Body?

One chemical that remains in a smoker’s body even after they quit is nicotine, and many people want to know how they can remove nicotine from their body as quickly as possible. Luckily, there are some tips that may help speed up your body’s nicotine-flushing process....
Can Lungs Heal After Quitting Smoking?

Can Lungs Heal After Quitting Smoking?

Smoking can cause significant damage in your lungs that increases the longer you smoke. However, there’s hope that your lungs may heal after you quit smoking. In fact, there are a number of ways your lungs will show healing once you stop smoking. 4 Ways the Lungs Can...
How Can I Quit Smoking Quickly?

How Can I Quit Smoking Quickly?

Quitting smoking is an excellent goal, but it’s not always easy to do. The difficulties you face when trying to quit may make you wish you could quit smoking more rapidly, and in fact, there are some tips that may help you do just that. 3 Tips that May Help You Quit...
What Are Tips to Quit Smoking?

What Are Tips to Quit Smoking?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of smokers has fallen in recent years, but there are still more than 38 million Americans who smoked in 2018. If you’re among this number, you may be looking for a way to quit smoking, and finding...