Category: COPD

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 …

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 …

COPD – Could You Be At Risk?

COPD: A Deadly and Costly Problem  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a lower respiratory (lung) disease and the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., according to a July 2014 report. COPD includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, and most deaths, around 80 percent, result from smoking. In 2010, COPD was the cause of death in 135,000 people. Annualized …

What Are the End Stages of COPD?

According to NIH, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease that makes it difficult to breathe and worsens over time. There is no cure for COPD. It affects more than 12 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health.   Features COPD includes both chronic obstructive bronchitis and emphysema, two disorders that obstruct breathing. Causes The main cause …

Oxygen Treatment For COPD – Everything You Should Know

Are you unsure about the effectiveness of oxygen treatment recommended for treating your COPD? Whenever doctors suggest something new for treating your health problem, you are anxious to know everything about it including risks, side effects and its efficacy. Here we are discussing all such factors that will help you understand the oxygen treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) …

15 Effective Home Remedies To Treat COPD

Do you have trouble breathing throughout the day? Does your chest feel heavy and you keep coughing incessantly? Chances are you have contracted COPD. Now, do not panic, for COPD too can be treated at home. Read on to know more about COPD and the remedies that can help you treat it at home.   COPD – An Overview: Image: …

How to Choose a Bed Pillow for COPD & Sleep Apnea

Sleep difficulties are a common side effect to health problems such as sleep apnea or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Your quality of life can be adversely affected if you cannot get the proper sleep each night to restore your body. Choosing the correct type of bed pillow helps reduce the symptoms of these diseases so that you can rest …