COPD and other respiratory or inflammatory related diseases often require the use of corticosteroids for treatment. Though these treatment regimens are quite successful they do have an unfortunate side effect. They have been linked to the increased risk of bone loss, more commonly known as osteoporosis.
The beginning of March means the beginning of travel season. It used to be that those prescribed medical oxygen were confined to short day trips, but no longer. Airlines allow approved portable oxygen concentrator use while flying. All of the portable concentrators that we sell at 1st Class Medical are FAA approved for in-flight use and carrying aboard even when not in use.
One of the most common medications prescribed to treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are corticosteroids. These medications ease inflammation in the airways, reducing swelling and the production of mucus, thereby alleviating symptoms.
When someone is diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, it can be devastating. The disease will change the person’s life, from their social events to their daily life at home. If you are a family member or friend of someone who has recently been diagnosed with COPD, you play an important role in the well-being of the patient. It’s important to learn what you can do to help your loved one manage their COPD and be there as part of their support structure. Here are some important things you can do to help your loved one with COPD feel better and improve their quality of life:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a group of illnesses affecting the respiratory system. They cause decline in lung airflow and affect normal breathing. COPD is the third leading cause of death. However, with proper care, life expectancy for a patient in stage one and two can be decades. The most effective way to ensure COPD does not increase the chances of early mortality is to follow all therapy guidelines. This is including but not restricted to smoking cessation and pulmonary rehabilitation.
Having a sudden chest pain is terrifying to most people. If you ask many people what they associate with the words chest pain, chances are their thoughts will jump directly to heart attacks. While chest pain can be caused by a heart attack, there are also other possibilities, many unrelated to your heart altogether.
Aging is part of life, and with it, comes challenges that can make everyday life more difficult. One of these challenges is regarding mobility. Mobility problems you may notice can be:
Mobility scooters are an essential vessel in many peoples lives. Since you are reading this, it’s safe to say they play a part in your life or someone you know or love. Mobility scooters are becoming more common and will only grow in number as the years go on. Because of this, there are options to help you travel with your scooter in your automobile, on planes, and utilizing public transportation.
Among the elderly, falling is one of the leading causes of injury or permanent disability. Many people list fear of falling as a substantial cause for anxiety and is often the reason some shy away from physical activity, Accidents do happen fall hazards can be reduced with some precautions.