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COPD, Asthma, and You: 10 Books about COPD and Asthma

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  If you have been recently diagnosed as having COPD or asthma or if you are a caregiver, information can help you manage your condition and improve your lifestyle. In addition to abundant resources on the Internet, we have found some books that you might find useful. Please understand that by listing the books below, we do not recommend or endorse the content in any of the books. Further, we receive no remuneration from any of the links provided; the links are intended merely for your convenience. Books about COPD Breathe Easy: Relieving the Symptoms of Chronic Lung Disease, by...

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COPD, Asthma, and You: 10 Books about COPD and Asthma

COPD, Asthma, and You: Get Your Best Sleep

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If you or someone you know has COPD or asthma, chances of having to cope with sleep difficulties are high. Over 75% of persons with COPD report problems with sleeping. Anyone with lung disorders can experience breathing difficulties while lying down. Simply falling asleep can be challenging, and many awaken to some extent several times each night. Such problems should not be taken lightly. Anyone, but especially those with lung disease, can experience dangerously low levels of oxygen in the blood and high levels of carbon dioxide. These situations can increase risk of stroke, heart failure, and other problems such...

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COPD, Asthma, and You: Get Your Best Sleep

Spring Showers Bring . . . Spring Allergies

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 Spring showers + warming temperatures + early tree buds = increased suffering from spring allergies for many of us. Our allergy tips below can help people with COPD or asthma cope with spring allergies. Allergies Can Be Sneaky We know. It’s been a long, cold winter. As the weather warms, we all like to get outside and at least think about opening our windows. But if you’re bothered by tree pollen, think again. Opening your windows might help you sleep more comfortably at night, but spring winds can bring tree pollen right into your bedroom causing you increased breathing difficulty....

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Spring Showers Bring . . . Spring Allergies

COPD, Asthma and You: Breathing Exercises and Meditation Can Help

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All of us experience anxiety when we are unable to breathe freely. Those with COPD, asthma, or other chronic conditions encounter this problem more frequently, sometimes daily. Fortunately, there are ways to cope by making breathing easier. Specialists who treat pulmonary disease often recommend breathing exercises and meditation to help their patients breathe more efficiently over the long term. These techniques, which we describe here, can often be used in tandem to make breathing easier. Breathing Exercises Among the most frequently recommended breathing exercise, these four will get you started. Before practicing any of these techniques for the first time,...

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COPD, Asthma and You: Breathing Exercises and Meditation Can Help

COPD, Asthma, and YOU: A New Year's Super-Resolution

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Here’s a New Year’s Super-Resolution to help you manage all of the others: Take. It. Slow. Whether you have COPD, asthma, or not, you’re likely bombarded at this time of year with advice to make your life better in the new year. Many of these resolutions are self-imposed. Many others are urged by family, friends, or health care providers. But there’s one resolution that might be overlooked. “Take It Slow” “Take it slow” doesn’t mean that you should do everything slowly. Rather, it’s a shorthand way of saying that you should go at your own pace. Your pace should be...

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COPD, Asthma, and YOU: A New Year's Super-Resolution