Category: COPD

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 …

This Plant Compound Can Help to Treat COPD Damage In Lungs, According To Research

Lung disease has several triggers and COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is one of the biggest. Issues that arise from this disease include emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma and other types of bronchiectasis. In America, more than 30 million people are diagnosed with COPD. This disease is quite sneaky and tends to escalate significantly. The biggest threat it poses is …

12 Strategies for Living With COPD

If you’re among at least 7 million women in this country living with COPD, you likely face multiple challenges every day. Difficulty breathing, the primary symptom, can make everything from climbing stairs to sleeping difficult. Read on to learn simple strategies for thriving with COPD . . .Having COPD, also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, can be tough. The …

3 Ways to Live an Active Life with COPD

COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a progressive respiratory disease that makes it very difficult and uncomfortable to breathe. Long-term smoking is the most common cause of COPD; however, long-term exposure to lung irritants or having untreated asthma can also cause this disease. People suffering from COPD typically experience coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and tightness in their chest. These …