Category: COPD

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 …

The Real Burden 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 …

COPD Exercises: How to Build Healthier Lungs

Here’s the truth: There is no scientific proof that exercise will help your lungs grow. But these expert-approved workouts will build the tissues around your lungs to keep you from getting out of breath. Practice deep breathing ISTOCK/EGGEEGGJIEW You breathe in and out 12 to 15 times every minute while resting, so take advantage of these breaths by performing some …

InMed Announces Progress on COPD Treatment Using Cannabinoids

InMed Pharmaceuticals announced that its research and development program using cannabinoids for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has made new progress. The company initiated its COPD program in June 2015, leveraging its bioinformatics analysis tool to identify the targets and potential active compounds that could be used to treat COPD. The biopharmaceutical subsequently demonstrated, with in vitro assays using human …

Marijuana and COPD: Can It Help?

In this recent election, it seems as though marijuana may be here to stay. But, when it comes to marijuana and COPD, can it help? As states across the U.S. continue to push marijuana law reform, there are currently 26 states that have legalized marijuana in some form or another. For those who currently suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease …

COPD Symptoms and 5 Steps to Cope with Them

COPD symptoms can be hard to cope with. Here are a few helpful tips to get by. When diagnosed with a chronic lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the news can hit hard. As a degenerative lung disease, COPD has no known cure, and in truth, will only become progressively worse. And unfortunately, the disease symptoms that make …

Stem Cell Treatment for COPD: What You Need to Know

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects everyone differently and at different rates of progression. Because there are a variety of COPD treatment options, it can be challenging to know which treatments are right for you. You and your doctor will work together to develop an individualized treatment plan that’s best for you. Traditional COPD treatments include medications, inhalers and oxygen …