Wednesday , November 22 2017

6 tips for living well with COPD

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Sarah shares her tips for managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The last few weeks I’ve had both a cold and a chest infection. It’s meant I haven’t been able to go out for my usual run round the park, and I’ve really struggled to get some sleep…and so has …

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COPD patients can now breathe easy with CPAP therapy

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This article will help you understand what is COPD and how we can treat it effectively with CPAP therapy. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) refers to a group of lung diseases that include chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Symptoms of COPD A chronic condition that makes breathing difficult, COPD symptoms include …

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Statins may help people with COPD live longer

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The question Because most people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, many of them take a cholesterol-lowering statin drug. Might they also reap other benefits from taking a statin? This study The researchers analyzed data on 39,678 people 50 and older (average age, …

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7 Essential Facts You Need to Know About COPD

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Let’s face it… when it comes to medical conditions, there’s a lot of misinformation available on the Internet. It’s no different with COPD. But one of the best tools for you and your caregivers in dealing with this chronic illness is to understand the facts about it. So, here are a few things everyone …

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How to Clear the Lungs in 5 Easy Steps

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Sometimes it’s best to just get it all out. When dealing with a progressive lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis or emphysema, the build-up of phlegm can be a constant source of frustration. Not only can this build-up cause difficulty in regular breathing, but the obstruction …

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COPD and Depression: The Unspoken Reality

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Anxiety and depression are often under diagnosed and undertreated in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The reality, however, is that COPD and depression often go hand-in-hand. World Health Day is April 7, and mental health is just as important as physical health. In honor of that, we are shedding some light on a …

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Staying strong through the cold snap (COPD)

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As we enter January, there’s no doubt that the weather has started to “turn”, with temperatures of -2oC widely recorded across the UK last week.  Whilst the early morning frost and crisp conditions lend themselves to the festive season, there is a “darker” side to the cold weather, which can …

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Inserm study says common cleaning products can cause COPD

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Using bleach and household cleaning products can increase your chances of fatal lung disease by a third Cleaning chemicals increase the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease  Breathing in bleach ups the chances of smoking-related conditions by a third   COPD is a group of lung conditions including bronchitis and emphysema Study …

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