Avant-garde jazz saxophonist, singer, and composer, Albert Ayler said, “Music is the healing force of the universe.” It turns out that music isn’t just good for healing broken hearts; it can assist in achieving better outcomes for those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, more commonly known as COPD.
Have you ever met a pageant queen who is also a multi-sport Olympian? Well, wait no more! Meet Miss Kelly Jones!
Ralph Marston said, "Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude." From everyone I talked to about Kelly it's obvious that this lady achieves excellence in all she does through her amazing attitude. The first thing that everyone who contributed to this story said about Kelly is that though she's faced a lot of challenges over the years, she never complains, she always tries her best, and never backs down from a challenge.
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.
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.
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.