COPD and Portable Oxygen Therapy

  Many people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD) need extra oxygen. Some are anxious about traveling with oxygen tanks, though, so they stay home instead of enjoying time away. While many people do take tanks of compressed oxygen when traveling, there’s another choice. Portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) take air from the room and convert it into concentrated oxygen. Most are lightweight, …

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – Medical Marijuana Research Overview

The following information is presented for educational purposes only. Medical Marijuana Inc. provides this information to provide an understanding of the potential applications of cannabidiol. Links to third party websites do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations by Medical Marijuana Inc. and none should be inferred. The third leading cause of death in the United States, COPD is a …

This Plant Compound Reverses COPD Damage In Lungs, According To Research

COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is an umbrella term that is used to describe progressive lung disease. Diseases under COPD include emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma and some forms of bronchiectasis.   30 million people in the United States are affected by COPD. Over time COPD can get progressively worse and negatively affect breathing. Symptoms include increased breathlessness, wheezing, tightness …

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 …