COPD: How to Breathe Better and Save Energy

What is COPD? COPD is a condition that affects the lungs and airways. COPD stands for chronic (KRON-ick) obstructive (ob-STRUCK-tiv) pulmonary (PULL-muh-nair-ee) disease. Chronic means the condition is long term. You will have it the rest of your life. COPD usually gets worse over time, but you can learn how to manage it. Pulmonary refers to the lungs and airways. The condition is obstructive because it …

6 tips for living well with COPD

Sarah shares her tips for managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The last few weeks I’ve had both a cold and a chest infection. It’s meant I haven’t been able to go out for my usual run round the park, and I’ve really struggled to get some sleep…and so has my husband thanks to my coughing and fidgeting! This might …

COPD patients can now breathe easy with CPAP therapy

This article will help you understand what is COPD and how we can treat it effectively with CPAP therapy. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) refers to a group of lung diseases that include chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Symptoms of COPD A chronic condition that makes breathing difficult, COPD symptoms include increased breathlessness, frequent coughing (with and without sputum), wheezing and tightness in the …

Statins may help people with COPD live longer

The question Because most people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, many of them take a cholesterol-lowering statin drug. Might they also reap other benefits from taking a statin? This study The researchers analyzed data on 39,678 people 50 and older (average age, 71) who had COPD. About 20 percent of them also …