Living with COPD can be challenging and frightening. If you have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, it is understandable to have concerns. Many people learn how to cope with COPD with a few healthy lifestyle changes. READ MORE.
We have all felt short of breath after strenuous activity or exercise. Sometimes, even simply climbing a flight of stairs can leave you a little breathless. This is totally normal once in a while, but if shortness of breath is something that you experience often, it could be the sign of something as simple as an allergy or something more serious like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).
Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease (COPD) is a long-term, chronic lung disease that progresses over time and is characterized by constant cough and shortness of breath. COPD is a severe respiratory illness, and you must have all the information about this condition. Find what are the 4 stages of COPD and how should you manage them.
Hyperinflated lungs, as the term suggests, are the over-inflation of lungs. This means they have more air trapped inside than what is exhaled. This trapped air takes up space in your lungs and makes it harder for oxygen to enter your body. Due to the lack of air, your lungs try to get more, causing them to over-inflate and making lung tissue less flexible. In time, this can cause your lung tissue to deteriorate. Learn all about overinflation of lungs & more.
Cystic Fibrosis primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. It is a genetic disorder of the CFTR gene, which helps water and salt pass through our cells. This defect causes thick, sticky mucous in the lungs, digestive tract, and other organs. Here are 7 tips for living with cystic fibrosis. READ MORE.
While it is common sense to limit calories, increase exercise, and get proper rest, losing weight with an underactive thyroid gland involves a few things that you may not have considered. Some foods can exacerbate thyroid symptoms. Let's take a look at the foods to avoid with hypothyroidism. READ MORE.
We are all aware that fried and processed foods can negatively affect our bodies. Eating foods high in saturated fats can cause inflammation, which can lead to an unhealthy situation in our lungs. Let’s look at the nine worst foods for lungs and what we can do to boost our immunity and maintain good lung function. READ MORE.
Treating venous ulcers can be very complex, not to mention costly. What are effective treatments? What do I need? We have information you need to hear. READ MORE