COPD

Ann Morgan – What is COPD ?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, which is also known as COPD is something many people suffer from but they may not necessarily know they have it. COPD is an umbrella term for a number of diseases, mainly bronchitis and emphazema. Unfortunately it is estimated that over three million people in the United Kingdom have COPD but […]

COPD and Asthma – Warren Carr MD

COPD and Asthma are killer diseases that should be given more attention. COPD is caused the exposure of the lungs to nauseous gases like tobacco smoke.  In the US tobacco smoke is the main cause of COPD. Asthma on the other hand has similar symptoms to COPD, like inflammation of the lungs and narrowing of the […]

See the bigger COPD picture

Right now there are an estimated sixty five million people who are living with moderate to severe COPD. This is an alarming number. There is a huge financial cost to this disease as well, 38.6 billion euros in Europe is spent on this ailment each year and over 49 billion dollars are spent in the […]

Patient Education Video: Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an inflammation in lungs caused by an infection which can be viral, bacterial, fungal or due to some parasite. Human lungs are composed of lobes. The respiratory system consists of trachea, windpipe, bronchi, bronchioles and alveoli. Capillaries that surround the alveoli help in exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide. Normally, the germs that cause […]

A Child’s Eye – Living with COPD

COPD does not have to ruin your life . You can still do all of the things that you love with the ones you love. There is help. Nobody should have to go through this disease alone. The COPD foundation helps brings families back together. That is their mission. COPD doesn’t just affect the individual […]

COPD

COPD is shortness of breath as illustrated by the women and men on the video. The idea is that they had to “gasp” for air. One woman could not blow the dust from a window sill. Another gentlemen could not run from base to base as he played baseball. Sometimes, COPD can be confused with […]

COPD – Improving Aerobic Fitness

Lung function and breathing are major problems for people with COPD and other lung diseases. But improving aerobic fitness through exercise can greatly improve quality of life and lung function for people with lung diseases. It doesn’t take a lot of exercise to make a difference. Walking even one and a half miles per day […]

Breathing Exercises for Relaxation or COPD – Ask Doctor Jo

Excellent pulmonary breathing exercises for people with COPD and to increase your lung capacity. This video featured several different breathing exercises that can be performed by anyone with a lot of catchy funny names. You can exhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. So you inhale through your nose for 2 seconds and […]

What Is COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD for short, is a health condition that harms the patient’s ability to breath. It is caused by a variety of factors, both environmental and social, and progressively impacts the lungs of the patient. It is classified in the same family as other conditions which affect breathing, like Emphysema, Asthma, […]

Prevent Flue & Cold

Five Ways to Have Healthy Air in Winter

Winter air tends to make healthy people a bit unhealthy. Cold air holds less moisture and indoor heating makes air extra dry. Sealing your home against drafts and air leaks is really counterproductive and a further cause for stale and germy air. There is little circulation in a home that is totally sealed and heated. […]