While they are definitely different conditions, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and lung cancer are sometimes linked. According to the Cancer Prevention & Treatment Fund, an estimated 50 to 90 percent of lung cancer patients also have COPD. What causes the link between these two conditions? There are two primary possibilities.
As you age, your body undergoes many different changes. Many people believe feeling more short of breath is a normal sign of aging, but according to The Lung Association, it isn’t. If you experience shortness of breath, it could be a warning sign of an underlying health condition. The fact is you could be experiencing life with emphysema and not even know it yet. Here’s more on the topic from The Lung Association.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is progressive, meaning as time goes by it gradually worsens. According to the European Lung Foundation, the following are warning signs you need to tell your doctor about, as they could indicate that your COPD is getting worse.
If you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you probably know the importance of planning and preparing your meals properly. However, choosing what to eat and preparing your food is only the beginning of dinnertime; there’s setting the table, doing the dishes and everything in between. Here’s a guide to making dinnertime with COPD go smoothly from The Lung Association.
Imagine: You’re sitting in the doctor’s office with your loved one who has been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The doctor asks your loved one how she’s been feeling. Your loved one says she’s fine, but you have concerns about her health you want to voice. As a person caring for an oxygen user,what do you do?
Chronic bronchitis is one of the two lung diseases that fall under the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) umbrella. Chronic bronchitis is the inflammation of the lining of the airways or bronchial tubes. Chronic bronchitis restricts airflow from flowing to and from the lungs on a constant basis, causing heavy coughing and phlegm.
If you have an interest in alternative medicine, you might be pleased to learn acupuncture could be just what you need to make staying healthy with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) easier. According to an article in the Huffington Post, a recent study uncovered some connections between acupuncture and reduced COPD symptoms.
There is something about watching heroes in the movies that’s awe-inspiring. Their boundless energy and strength allow them to save the day, take care of everyone’s needs and concerns and they never have to ask for help.
Over the decades, healthcare professionals have arrived at the consensus that inhaling cigarette smoke is harmful and puts individuals at risk for lung-related diseases, including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). However, there’s a misconception within the COPD community (as well as outside of the community) that smoking cigars is less dangerous to the lungs because you don’t inhale. Unfortunately, this assumption couldn’t be further from the truth. This post explores the real dangers COPD patients can face when smoking cigars.
If you’ve been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you may have experienced a loss of energy or stamina. Fatigue can be a symptom of COPD, according to the Mayo Clinic, but it can be a symptom of many other conditions, too, most notably sleep apnea.
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