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Recently Diagnosed With COPD: Understanding COPD Exacerbations

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Jul 11, 2014 1:15:00 PM

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease affects patients ability to breathe and live active and normal lifestyles, though with treatment and a few lifestyle adjustments you can live a happy and active lifestyle like you once led before the diagnosis of COPD. Throughout your treatment you may notice times that you have an increased feeling of symptoms such as breathlessness, phlegm production, and coughing, which is referred to as a flare-up or also known as an exacerbation. These exacerbations are often debilitating for patients and often times the exact cause of an exacerbation is unknown or it is a combination of things. Something as little as temperature change can have drastic affects on your ability to conduct your everyday life. As your COPD progresses and as time passes on you can expect longer lasting and more frequent exacerbations.

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Topics: COPD, COPD Treatment, Disease Management, COPD Exacerbations

Seasonal Changes and COPD: How is Your Breathing Affected?

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Jul 10, 2014 12:26:00 PM
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Topics: COPD, COPD Treatment, Disease Management, COPD Exacerbations

COPD: How Relaxing is Good for Your Treatment

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Jul 9, 2014 11:34:14 AM

Exercise and other physical activities are phenomenal ways of staying healthy and most of all increasing lung function when you are a patient suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Staying active is something your doctor will highly recommend throughout your treatment process, but what you might not know is stress can be directly attributed to increased breathlessness and other COPD symptoms. So though it is important to stay active, it is also important that you sit down to relax and regather yourself from all the stresses of COPD and your daily life occasionally throughout your day.

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Topics: COPD, COPD Treatment, Disease Management

How To: Conserve Energy with COPD

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Jul 8, 2014 11:15:00 AM

As a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) every ounce of energy is precious, this is due to the fact that COPD naturally drains your body of energy exponentially. Leaving you to feel tired, weak, and unmotivated to do things that you normally enjoy, which is why taking additional steps to conserve energy should be a top priority for your health! Luckily for you we have prepared a few adjustments and changes in your everyday life that will benefit your health and most importantly give you energy to enjoy life again!

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Topics: COPD, COPD Treatment, Disease Management

How to Live a Healthy Life: COPD Diet Guidelines

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Jul 7, 2014 12:40:00 PM

The human body uses food as energy, which is why it is extremely important that you supply your body with the proper energy by eating foods that are good for you. This is especially important when you are a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Choosing not to nourish your body with healthy foods such as fruits, veggies, and lots of water will take a toll on your body, a horrible diet can even impact your breathing. Which is why we will be talking about the type of food groups you should nourish your body with, as well as the food groups to stay away from. A proper diet will certainly not cure COPD but it will make your overall quality of life that much better!

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Topics: COPD, COPD Treatment, Diet Tips, Disease Management

Chronic Lung Disease and Cognitive Function

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Jul 1, 2014 12:06:45 PM

 

 

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Topics: Respiratory Disease, Disease Management

The Top 3 Risk Factors for COPD: How to Reduce Further Damage

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Jun 27, 2014 12:20:00 PM

 

 

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Topics: Quit Smoking,, COPD, COPD Treatment, Disease Management

The Absolute Best COPD Tips You Will Read This Year

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Jun 20, 2014 6:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: COPD, COPD Treatment, Disease Management

FAQ's Among Recently Diagnosed COPD Patients

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Jun 19, 2014 6:00:00 AM

Answering The Frequently Asked COPD Questions

Chances are if you have been recently diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease then you have a more than a few questions. Such as what exactly is COPD, how will this affect my everyday life, will I be stuck in the house 24/7, what are my treatment options, or how long do I have to live? These are all valid questions and remember you are not the first with a question about COPD and you will certainly not be the last, so never feel ashamed of asking a question.

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Topics: COPD, COPD Treatment, Disease Management

Recently Diagnosed With COPD... Now What?

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Jun 17, 2014 2:00:00 PM

 

COPD, Why Me?

Have you or a loved one been recently diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? If so the chances are you have a lot of questions regarding what got me here, what are the treatment options, and is my life ever gonna be the same? Any questions or concerns should be discussed with your doctor and it is encouraged to have a very open and honest relationship with them. After all they are a medical professional and your best tool in living a healthy life with COPD.

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Topics: COPD, COPD Treatment, Disease Management

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