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6 tips for living well with COPD

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 my husband thanks to my coughing and fidgeting! This might …

COPD patients can now breathe easy with CPAP therapy

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 increased breathlessness, frequent coughing (with and without sputum), wheezing and tightness in the …

Statins may help people with COPD live longer

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, 71) who had COPD. About 20 percent of them also …

7 Essential Facts You Need to Know About COPD

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 should know about COPD and living with COPD. 1. COPD Stands for …

How to Clear the Lungs in 5 Easy Steps

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 of the airways can be a source of aggravation, in …

COPD and Depression: The Unspoken Reality

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 topic that too often gets brushed under the rug: COPD and …

Staying strong through the cold snap (COPD)

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 be dangerous for vulnerable groups such as older people and …

Inserm study says common cleaning products can cause COPD

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 was led by Dr Orianne Dumas from the French National …