Category: COPD

1 In 4 COPD Patients Suffers From Depression

25% of COPD patients risk depression, often because they hold themselves responsible for their condition. The guilt or shame of smoking interferes with their physical health, and most patients are readmitted to hospital within a month. An effective protocol for COPD treatment would include psychotherapy to prevent patients from getting depressed and relapsing. Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) …

5 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Nursing Care Plans

Any respiratory disease that persistently obstructs bronchial airflow fall under the broad classification of COPD, also known as chronic airflow limitations (CAL). Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a condition of chronic dyspnea with expiratory airflow limitation that does not significantly fluctuate. Within that broad category, the primary cause of the obstruction may vary; examples include airway inflammation, mucous plugging, narrowed airway …

Are you aware of COPD and its symptoms?

Lung Foundation Australia estimates at least one in seven Australians over the age of 40 has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which means they suffer shortness of breath or some other obstruction to their breathing. In around half of these instances, many will be unaware that they have the condition at all. It’s entirely possible you – or a loved …

Why Does COPD Cause My Legs and Ankles to Swell?

This symptom, known as edema, is from a complication of COPD Question: Why does chronic obstructive pulmonary disease cause my legs and ankles to swell up? Answer: Technically, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (or COPD, for short) doesn’t make your legs and ankles swell up. Instead, it’s a serious complication of COPD that causes the swelling. This complication is known as …

This One Potent Herb Heals COPD, Adrenal Fatigue, Cancer, Immune Dysfunction & More!

Cordyceps burst into the media spotlight in 1993 when a team of Chinese women’s track and field runners broke nine world records at the Chinese National Games in Beijing. Initially, the Chinese team was suspected of using steroids. After testing negatively for anabolic steroid use, the team’s coach revealed that the success of the Chinese athletes was not drug related …

Vitamin D Improves COPD Exacerbations in Adult Patients

A recent study entitled “Vitamin D3 supplementation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (ViDiCO): a multicentre, double-blind, randomized controlled trial” reveals that Vitamin D supplements can protect against chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations. The study was published in the journal The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by chronically poor airflow with exacerbating symptoms occurring over …

Can Cannabis Oil Reverse COPD? One Man’s Incredible Journey to Health and Healing

  WHAT IF ALL ALONG THERE WAS A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE PLANT BASED MEDICINE THAT COULD TREAT AND MAYBE EVEN REVERSE COPD, AS WELL AS MANY OTHER NON-CURABLE, CHRONIC, HEALTH COMPLAINTS? WHAT IF THIS POTENT PLANT HAD BEEN PURPOSELY SUPPRESSED ONLY TO BECOME YET ANOTHER “FORBIDDEN MEDICINE” FROM NATURE’S BOUNTIFUL AND INEXPENSIVE PHARMACY? WHAT IF THAT PLANT WAS CANNABIS? The …

6 Natural COPD Treatments to Try Right Now

  When traditional medication fails, it may be time to consider something a bit more natural… Living with a lung disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis or emphysema can make one’s daily routine inherently difficult. Causing fits of coughing, difficulty breathing and lower energy levels, many suffering from chronic lung disease are simply looking for one thing: …

COPD: Signs and Symptoms All Truckers Should Know

24 million people have a dangerous pulmonary disease that can impair their ability to drive safely, but only half of them know that they have it. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive illness that makes it hard to breathe. It is usually caused by cigarette smoking, but truck drivers are susceptible because air pollution, chemical fumes, and dust …

COPD patients who use opioids at risk from respiratory complications

Data from patients in Canada also show new opioid users are more likely to visit A&E for COPD or pneumonia compared with non-opioid users. Source: Cultura RM / Alamy Stock Photo Looking at data from 88,000 patients with COPD, the researchers found that risk of COPD or pneumonia-related mortality increased when patients started taking opioids compared with patients who did not …