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COPD, Asthma, and You: How Diet Can Make a Difference

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If you have COPD, you might be surprised that your diet can improve your ability to breathe. What a healthy diet includes, however, varies according to the type of breathing disorder you have and your individual circumstances including your weight, other health issues, and medications that you take. Two Major Types of COPD COPD includes two major types of progressive lung disease: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Smoking, currently or in the past, is the leading cause of COPD. Other causes include environmental factors such as prolonged contact with asbestos or harmful chemicals and genetic factors that increase sensitivities to various...

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COPD, Asthma, and You: Benefits of Exercise

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Exercise in various forms can help persons with COPD or asthma breathe freely and enjoy life’s best moments. It’s never too late to begin. Just remember to discuss your exercise plan with your primary health care provider first. There are four types of physical activity that may improve the lives of persons with COPD or asthma: Deep Breathing Stretching Cardiovascular or Aerobic Strengthening Deep Breathing Controlled deep breathing techniques can help COPD and asthma patients improve breathing efficiency and achieve a relaxed state during exercise or at other times. The most common technique involves inhaling through your nostrils, with your...

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COPD, Asthma, and You: Benefits of Exercise

COPD, Asthma, and You: Biological Allergens

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April showers bring May flowers . . . and biological allergens that trigger summer shortness of breath. Everyone encounters these allergens outside and indoors throughout most of the year. Knowing about biological allergens and staying vigilant may help you maintain respiratory health. Classes of Biological Allergens Biological allergens, as distinguished from manufactured chemicals, occur in nature. Their effects range from mild to severe, depending on each person’s sensitivity and other factors. Here are common groups of biological allergens to watch for: Pollens Flowers, trees, grasses, and other plants produce pollen to create seeds. Sometimes pollen appears as a fine granular...

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COPD, Asthma, and You: Biological Allergens

COPD, Asthma, and YOU: A Special Interview for Asthma Awareness Month

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We’re paying special attention to Asthma Awareness Month this May to shine a spotlight on what should be done to help all who cope with asthma daily. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 25 million, or 1 in 12 people, have asthma. That number has been steadily growing for the last decade. The CDC recommends more education to help asthma sufferers and their caregivers avoid triggers.   The American Lung Association reports that nearly 37 million live with chronic lung conditions. They also estimate that millions go undiagnosed each year. In observance of Asthma Awareness Month, Flyp Nebulizer and...

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COPD, Asthma, and YOU: A Special Interview for Asthma Awareness Month

COPD, Asthma, and You: COVID-19 Challenges

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COVID-19 Challenges   While the coronavirus pandemic rages worldwide, those of us with asthma or COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) face even greater COVID-19 challenges. However, we’re not alone: we can help one another. When you cope daily with the symptoms of COPD or asthma or care for someone who does, you already exhibit a great deal of resilience and courage. You can draw on that deep reservoir of strength now to help yourself and others. What follows are some tips to avoid being infected and to help us emerge stronger. How COVID-19 Affects You Let’s concentrate on the respiratory...

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COPD, Asthma, and You: COVID-19 Challenges