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Breathing Exercise to Improve Pulmonary Function

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Medical conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can all cause your lungs’ airways to become inflamed and make it difficult for you to breathe. Damage to your lungs can be temporary, in cases of bronchitis or pneumonia, or permanent in more serious conditions, such …

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Breathing & Lung Problems

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Lung and breathing problems can occur due to such respiratory illnesses and conditions as asthma, pneumonia, collapsed lung and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Inflamed and swollen lungs and airways make breathing difficult and cause chest pains, coughing and other symptoms. Seeking treatment for breathing and lung problems as soon as …

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How to Get Started With Exercise for COPD

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The Benefits of Exercise for COPD Patients Page 1 – COPD Athlete Russell Winwood shares how exercise has helped him Page 2 – Tips for getting started with exercise as a COPD patient Page 3 – COPD-friendly exercises to try My Story If dedicating 10 percent of your waking hours to …

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Final Stages of COPD

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The Basics Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is made up of two primary components, emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema is a disease that causes the hardening of the air sacs in the lungs. They not only lose their ability to expand and take in oxygen, but also to transfer what oxygen …

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Top 4 Juices to Improve Your Lungs

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Looking to boost your lung health? Time to break out the blender. For anyone suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, maintaining proper nutrition can be a difficult task. Given limited mobility in some cases, even the effort of cooking can be physically draining. However, there are alternative options to promote …

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List of Super Foods To Include in a COPD Diet

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Super foods — low in calories and packed with vital nutrition — are presumed to provide a health benefit beyond that of basic nutrition. They may also play a role in improving quality of life and reducing the risk of COPD and other health conditions. After checking with your doctor, …

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COPD Treatments: What’s Out There and What Can Help

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  The field of COPD treatments is wide and varied. Here’s a few that can make a difference. For those who have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and have been given a clear understanding of their life expectancy, the primary concern becomes treatment. Although there are a …

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Herbal Treatments for COPD & Chronic Bronchitis

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease refers to several lung disorders that cause permanent damage to the respiratory system. The two most common COPD disorders are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Herbal treatments may help relieve various symptoms experienced by people with these two conditions, making breathing easier, for example. However, herbs can …

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3 Ways to Increase Your Lung Capacity

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Many sports in today’s action-packed world require you to use a vast amount of air in order to be successful. While there are ways to increase the size of your lungs, there are also many ways to increase the amount of air taken in by your lungs, and the efficiency …

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Signs of COPD: How to Know When It’s Time to Get Help

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It’s important to know the warning signs of COPD, and more importantly when it’s time to act. The unfortunate reality of many who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is that they often receive their diagnosis only when the disease has fully developed. As we’ve mentioned before, the hallmark …

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