One of the symptoms of COPD is a persistent wet cough. Some coughing is part of the condition and is necessary to help keep passageways clear but there may be other factors that are contributing to your cough.
The days are getting a little bit longer and the weather is getting a little bit milder. Color is starting to appear on the ground and leaves are starting to sprout on the trees. Despite the fact that it's still cold in some parts of the country, there's no doubt that spring has sprung for 2018. Spring can be a beautiful time of year but for COPD patients, increased pollen and other allergens in the air means increased risk of exacerbation. A study conducted at prestigious, Johns Hopkins showed that those with COPD or other chronic respiratory conditions were at risk for exacerbation following a histamine, or allergy attack.
For those diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), summer seems to have flown past and fall could not have come any quicker, and now winter is upon us. Many people suffer from springtime allergies but from late summer to late fall, weeds pollinate and become a larger producer of inhaled allergens along with mold spores. Seasonal allergies during the fall and winter are quite common.
Yes it’s that time of year where everywhere you turn someone is nagging you to get a flu shot. We know you’re probably sick of hearing it but it’s imperative that you get one, especially if you have a serious pulmonary or respiratory ailment. It’s well known that one of the biggest contributors to lung function decline is repeated episodes of exacerbation. Flu and other respiratory infections can spiral into a hospital visit very easily. Prevention is always the best medicine and will go a long way in preventing COPD acceleration.