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How to Sleep Better
How to Sleep Better: 5 Tips for Better Sleep When You Have Respiratory Problems About one third of our lives are spent in sleep, yet it is a subject rarely addressed by physicians during an annual visit. Moreover, those with respiratory problems often have even more problems with sleep than the general public. Several years ago, we did a sleep study on every patient who went through our six-week pulmonary rehabilitation program both before and a
pulmonary rehabilitation awareness week
National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week serves as an opportunity to celebrate the success of Pulmonary Rehabilitation, raise awareness of the benefits it provides to patients with lung disease and to thank all those who are play a role in COPD treatment and research. Pulmonary Rehabilitation is the process by which people who are disabled with lung disease are able to return to a more active and enjoyable li
foods to eat with COPD
Are there specific foods to eat with COPD? What you eat has a big impact on your overall health. No, there aren’t special foods to eat with COPD or a special diet for lung disease, as we have often been asked, but anything that maintains your weight and health is very important. When you weigh too much, that extra weight you have to carry around all day long can make you more fatigued and shorter of breath, so you tend to avoid exercise, which
Bill Ellis is a patient with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Emphysema. That doesn't stop him from running around after his dog at a dog show! With the help of his oxygen backpack, he maintains an active and healthy lifestyle. "I continue to be a sample-of-one testament to the benefits of staying active, in spite of my Alpha-1. I walk 30 minutes per day, do lung volume and strengthening exercises, and generally stay active. This past year, I hav
copd and high blood pressure
Dangers of COPD and High Blood Pressure What does high blood pressure have to do with your lungs? Everything. Each part of your body works together to create a whole: You. Every part of your body needs to be taken care of and monitored, not just your lungs. Trust us: You’ll think your blood pressure is very important if you have a stroke! Pulmonary hypertension, or high blood pressure, can cause an aneurysm (stroke) because of the damage that