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.
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.
Topics: Lung Health
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.