Coming to terms with a COPD diagnosis is never an easy thing to do. Most people who contract a respiratory disease feel uncertainty about how effective their medication will be or whether there is any medication available in the first place. While it’s perfectly natural to have these concerns, it’s also important to remember that researchers have been studying COPD medication for decades and have a very thorough understanding of how to treat the condition.
No matter where you are or what you’re doing, you’re always being exposed to disease-causing pathogens. And while this may seem like a scary concept, you'll be happy to know that your immune system is working around the clock to fight off this bacteria and keep your body healthy. At least, that’s what it’s supposed to do…
Whether you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, cystic fibrosis, or any other type of respiratory ailment, your doctor may prescribe you with a device called a nebulizer. Nebulizers are one of many different types of inhaled therapy devices and can provide you with considerable relief from respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing.
Oxygen therapy or supplemental oxygen is the use of oxygen for medical purposes. It’s used by around 1.5 million people in the United States and can alleviate symptoms associated with a variety of respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and cystic fibrosis. Although oxygen therapy is a common medical treatment, there seems to be a lot of confusion around what it is, how it works, and why it’s so important.
Despite smoking being the cause of 80 percent of cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), 38 percent of COPD patients report that they still smoke. These are staggering statistics and show the powerful addictive effects of nicotine and other harmful chemicals found in cigarettes.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects millions of people around the world. It’s a lung disease characterized by difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing, chest pain, and more. While there is no cure for COPD, its symptoms can be reduced significantly by following a strict treatment plan designed by your doctor.
Regardless of our career choice, favorite hobbies, and general interests, all humans have one thing in common — a desire to live meaningful and productive lives. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always go as planned. We may know exactly what we want to accomplish one minute, but all of a sudden everything is turned on its head and we need to adapt and reevaluate what’s important to us.
In this day and age, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult for people to pay their medical bills. Whether it’s a simple visit to the doctor’s office or a major medical procedure, most people have no idea where they’ll be financially after everything is said and done. And there’s certainly no exception when it comes to purchasing oxygen therapy devices like home oxygen concentrators, portable oxygen concentrators, or CPAP and BiPAP machines.
Oxygen concentrators are one of the most reliable and effective treatments for COPD, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis and a host of other medical conditions. But like any other machine on the market, oxygen concentrators and portable oxygen concentrators can malfunction. The great news is that there is a host of helpful information out there to get your device working for you again.
If you grew up hearing the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” then you’ve probably spent your life trying to eat healthy foods. However, “eating healthy” isn’t necessarily just about eating healthy food; it’s about getting the right balance of nutrients that your body needs.