New guidelines for treatment and management of COPD exacerbations

A multi-disciplinary task force of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experts has published comprehensive new guidelines on the treatment of COPD exacerbations, providing new advice on the treatment of exacerbations in outpatients and the initiation of pulmonary rehabilitation during or after an exacerbation of COPD, among other topics. The European Respiratory Society (ERS) and American Thoracic Society (ATS) collaborated to …

10 Things You Might Not Know About COPD

COPD is a complex and intricate group of conditions. Even for those who educate and familiarize themselves with this condition regularly, there are always new things to learn and new facts to share. We’ve compiled ten interesting facts that you and/or your friends and family might not know. Take a look and see if any of them strike you as …

Why COPD Can Be Worse Than Cancer

Deaths from COPD are rising, yet the incurable lung condition gets little public attention. Here’s what you need to know about its severity. If you worry about having a heart attack or getting cancer, you’re not alone. As the leading causes of death in America, heart disease and cancer capture a great deal of public awareness. There’s another condition, however, …

How to Cleanse and Detox Your Lungs

The main task of the lungs, an essential respiratory organ, is to take in oxygen when we inhale and release carbon dioxide when we exhale. As they never rest, it is important to keep them healthy. Cleansing the lungs on a regular basis is a good practice. A lung cleanse helps detoxify and cleanse the delicate respiratory linings of the …