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 …