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3 Ways to Increase Your Lung Capacity

Many sports in today’s action-packed world require you to use a vast amount of air in order to be successful. While there are ways to increase the size of your lungs, there are also many ways to increase the amount of air taken in by your lungs, and the efficiency with which they capture oxygen. Practice these exercises daily, and …

Signs of COPD: How to Know When It’s Time to Get Help

It’s important to know the warning signs of COPD, and more importantly when it’s time to act. The unfortunate reality of many who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is that they often receive their diagnosis only when the disease has fully developed. As we’ve mentioned before, the hallmark signs and symptoms of COPD can often be confused with …

What Are the Last Stages of COPD

Stage III and Stage IV are classified as the last stages of COPD, also referred to as severe and end-stage COPD. Of the four stages of COPD, these phases include the most severe symptoms, need the most progressive treatments and can be life-threatening. (Pixland/Pixland/Getty Images) COPD is the acronym for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is caused by long-term exposure …

How Albuterol Works in a COPD Patient

How Albuterol Works Normally, air travels through the mouth, pass the oropharynx, down the trachea, to the small air passages, and finally to the alveoli. The alveoli are small, inflated, balloon-shaped structures where oxygen is exchanged for carbon dioxide, thus sustaining life. This exchange is interrupted when there is obstruction anywhere along this pathway. Causes of airway obstruction include excess …

COPD and Life Expectancy: What’s the Outlook?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a term for many health conditions that affect a person’s lungs on a chronic basis. The condition causes airflow obstruction, and this impacts a person’s ability to get enough oxygen into the lungs and effectively move it through the body. Because the body requires oxygen to survive, the condition can often prove fatal. Exposure to …

The Impact of COPD Flare-ups

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) exacerbations are potentially dangerous flare-ups that cause a sudden worsening of COPD symptoms, often making it even harder than normal to breathe, and in the most severe cases can lead to hospital admissions. In the long-term, flare-ups are also associated with a faster decline in lung function, which can have major implications for the health …

Oxygen Saturation and Shortness of Breath in COPD

Why can you have shortness of breath with normal oxygen saturation levels? Shortness of Breath with Normal Oxygen Saturation – Causes The degree to which hemoglobin is saturated with hemoglobin, referred to as the percent oxygen saturation in the blood, doesn’t always correlate with the sensation of breathlessness (dyspnea.) This means that a patient may feel short of breath, even …

Cannabis Oil From Marijuana Is Having Success As Copd Treatment

COPD is the often used term for “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,” a rather clumsy and vague description for most of us. It includes a few different lung issues, such as emphysema, bronchiectasis and chronic bronchitis. The scary part is that it’s a mystery to our pharmaceutical-dependent medical system. And it gets progressively worse, often leading to death.It’s third in disease …

5 Ways to Heal the Lungs Naturally

The lungs and the respiratory system possess a number of natural defenses. The air inhaled through the nose is filtered by the tiny hairs in the nose. The lungs also produce mucus, a thick, sticky substance that forms a barrier and prevents many bacteria from attaching to the lungs. Healthy lungs are essential for a fulfilling, happy life. Unfortunately, our …

COPD – what causes the lungs to lose their ability to heal?

In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the patients’ lungs lose their ability to repair damages on their own. Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, partner in the German Center for Lung Research (DZL) now have a new idea as to why this might be so. In the Journal of Experimental Medicine, they blame the molecule Wnt5a for this problem. The …