COPD fatigue is real. And really hard. But even though you’re using more energy to breathe than you used to, you can beat the fatigue and have an awesome, fun-filled life.
We know to guard our skin against frostbite by covering up when we go outside in sub-freezing temperatures. But extreme cold also can impact vital organs, such as the heart and lungs. For example, cold can make your heart beat faster, which makes your blood pressure go up, says interventional cardiologist Leslie Cho, MD. “It’s really how the body reacts to the cold,” Dr. Cho … Read More
A new study shows even light smokers can develop deadly lung diseases such as emphysema and COPD. Pulmonologist Humberto Choi, MD, explains the findings.
Wondering if a lung transplant can cure chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or severe asthma? Tap or click for the answer.
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If you’re suffering from COPD, you may be a good candidate for pulmonary rehabilitation. If you stick with it, it can help you breathe easier and improve your quality of life.
Opioids that help manage chronic pain can cause breathing problems for some people. If that’s the case for you, there are plenty of other ways to control your pain.
Despite what people may believe, anxiety and depression are not a natural part of aging — and no one has to accept them. Experts say mental health issues are often tied to medical problems.
Have you ever bent over to grab something only to be paralyzed by sharp back pain? If you haven’t had a fall or experienced any other trauma and you’re beyond age 60, another possible reason is a compression fracture. It’s more common in postmenopausal women, but it can happen in men too.
Doctors someday might diagnose lung cancer through a simple blood test – which would enable detection of the disease at an earlier stage and could result in more effective treatment. Such a blood test could be the ultimate result of new research that found people with non-small cell lung cancer have different chemicals in their blood called metabolites than people who … Read More
Doctors and researchers are testing a new procedure that doesn’t involve surgery to help patients with a devastating lung disease called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD, which encompasses a group of conditions, is permanent lung damage that gets worse over time. The two most prevalent forms of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. People with … Read More