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Breathe in COPD Basics

Posted by Chris Schmidt | Oct 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and is characterized by progressive damage to the airways that carry air into the lungs, as well as to lung tissue. This damage gradually reduces pulmonary function, causing breathing difficulties. If you have been newly diagnosed with COPD, you are likely to have a lot of questions about this disease and how it will affect your life in the coming years.

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Topics: COPD, Pulmonary Rehab

Pulmonary Rehab is Essential to Effectively Coping with COPD

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jun 14, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Have you recently been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD? If so, you're not alone. Approximately 24 million people in the US currently live with this disease.

Coping with COPD doesn't necessarily mean you have to give up your normal life however. Instead, you can learn how to manage your disease so that you can live fully and actively.

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Topics: COPD, Pulmonary Rehab

Treating COPD with Diet: How Nutritional Therapy Can Help

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | May 24, 2017 8:30:00 AM

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) represents two conditions and their associated symptoms. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are both symptoms that are present in and related to COPD. As a result, patients can suffer from oxidative stress, which makes it imperative that rehab professionals combine their care efforts with a dietitian to plan meals that reduce breathlessness or shortness of breath.

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Topics: COPD, Pulmonary Rehab

Treating COPD with Patient Education

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | May 16, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Since there is no cure for chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD), learning to live with and manage the condition is vital. Physicians will recommend pulmonary rehabilitation as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, but ultimately, it is the lifestyle changes that may have the greatest impact. Those affected with this condition find that what they do at home makes them feel better, and according to the Mayo Clinic, slows lung damage at the same time.

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Topics: COPD, Pulmonary Rehab

How Pulmonary Rehabilitation Exercises Help COPD Patients

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Apr 19, 2017 8:30:00 AM

It is a challenge people living with COPD face; how to accommodate their disease without giving up the benefit of regular exercise. It might seem that exercise is impossible when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but really, the opposite is true, according to the American Lung Association. A sedentary lifestyle will only make breathing difficulties worse.

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Topics: COPD, Pulmonary Rehab

4 Ways Early COPD Treatment Slows Disease

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jan 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease that makes breathing difficult for sufferers. There are multiple reasons why a person could find it difficult to breathe, ranging from decreased elasticity of the airways to increased inflammation of the airways.

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Topics: COPD, Pulmonary Rehab

There's Not Just One: Exploring the Various Types of COPD

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jan 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects more than 6.3 percent of American adults. It's a life-threatening lung disease that kills millions of people every year.

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Topics: COPD, Pulmonary Rehab