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4 Biggest Myths About Your COPD — and How to Cope

  It’s a sad fact that people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD, have trouble doing what connects us to life – they can’t easily breathe. The disease can affect their airways, air sacs or both. Remarkably, it’s the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Lung Association – affecting more than …

COPD, asthma now can be studied outside the body

Aresearch team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University leveraged its organ-on-a-chip technology to develop a model of the human small airway in which lung inflammatory diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the third leading cause of mortality worldwide, can be studied outside the human body. As reported online Monday in Nature …

9 COPD Warning Signs You Could Be Ignoring

1 / 11 According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 12 million Americans are living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive lung disease that causes breathing difficulties and can turn fatal. Another 12 million people may have COPD but don’t even know it. Why are Americans so underdiagnosed? One reason is that many mistakenly think …

Lifestyle Changes to Help Manage COPD

Living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) doesn’t mean you have to stop living your life. Here are some lifestyle changes you can take to help you manage the disease: Your Top Priority: Stop Smoking Smoking is the number one cause of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Together these diseases comprise COPD. If you haven’t already quit, it’s very important to …

COPD Triggers and How to Avoid Them

Common COPD Triggers Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a condition that limits the flow of air into and out of the lungs. Symptoms include shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing. Certain actions or substances—called triggers—can cause COPD symptoms to suddenly worsen or flare-up. To manage COPD, it’s important avoid or limit exposure to known triggers. COPD Trigger: Weather Temperature and …

10 Natural Plant Remedies To Fight COPD

Plants that can repair the damage caused by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and also keep the symptoms of the condition at bay. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a chronic condition that causes long-term damage to the pulmonary system. COPD is an umbrella phrase under which several lung diseases like chronic bronchitis, asthma and emphysema fall. The earlier that …

The Best Fluids to Drink With COPD

Getting the right mix of nutrients in your diet may help your breathing, says the American Lung Association. That includes both food and fluids. The best fluids for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are the ones that help you meet your nutrient needs for better lung health. Consult your doctor to discuss your individual fluid needs and …

Tidbits for COPD in Cold Weather at Home & Away

Winter is definitely here. With it comes a change in our own health. I don’t know about you, but my body feels the changes and reacts to things differently in the winter than it does during the other seasons. Different, because temperatures are cold. Different because houses, businesses and other places close doors and windows to keep the elements out. Our …

7 Natural Cures For COPD

  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is a serious condition that causes breathing disorders. It is actually a lung disease and over the years many people have died due to this condition. Not only smokers, but even non-smokers are becoming victims of COPD as a result of the ever increasing pollution.It causes ongoing cough and mucus along with shortness …

Respiratory Medicinal Herbs for COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a chronic lung condition associated with two principle illnesses: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The Family Doctor website states that approximately 12 million Americans have this condition. Although there is no cure for COPD, certain natural treatments, including respiratory medicinal herbs, may help keep your symptoms in check. Ask your doctor if herbal medicine …