Wondering why mouth breathing matters, how it affects you and how to stop mouth breathing? If you are a mouth breather, you probably have all of these questions and more. Read on to learn why being a mouth breather can have a surprising impact on your health. Nose Breathing vs. Mouth Breathing You might not […]View Article
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Acute vs. Chronic Bronchitis: Understanding the Differences
Bronchitis is a respiratory illness that causes inflammation of the tubes that carry air to the lungs—also known as the airways or bronchial tubes. When the airways become irritated, swollen and inflamed, less air is able to travel to and from the lungs and mucus begins to form in them. This generally causes an irritating […]View Article
- WebMD. Understanding Bronchitis – the Basics. Reviewed at May 7, 2013. Bronchitis (Acute and Chronic): Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment (webmd.com)
Oxygen Saturation: Normal Oxygen Level & Shortness of Breath
One of the most frequently asked questions about lung disease is also one of the most baffling: Why do people with COPD experience shortness of breath despite a normal oxygen level reading? What is normal oxygen saturation? Low oxygen saturation and a higher heart rate are common in COPD patients, so why would a person […]View Article
Holiday Travel Tips
When you have COPD, or any other lung disease requiring supplemental oxygen, preparing for holiday travel is a little different. We are here to help make your travel as easy as possible this season. Planning Your Holiday Travel Traveling for the holidays can be joyful and exciting or, if you have a lung disease like […]View Article
Tips for Increasing Nasal Cannula Comfort
For most oxygen therapy patients, learning how to use a nasal cannula as comfortably as possible is an important step in easily incorporating oxygen therapy into their lives. But for many people, figuring out how to wear the oxygen nose piece properly and learning what to do with all the tubing can be confusing. If […]View Article
What is an Upper Respiratory Infection?
The upper respiratory infection (or URI infection) is one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor every year. Most of us will get one each year, most frequently occurring in the fall and winter. The upper respiratory tract infection is a fact of life for many of us in the colder months, and […]View Article
What Stages of COPD Require Medical Oxygen?
Because the key symptom for most patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is shortness of breath, oxygen is often used as a treatment. However, it is not always clear to newly diagnosed patients whether medical oxygen treatment will be required or at which COPD stage oxygen therapy is likely to be prescribed. Read on […]View Article
What is Transient Nocturnal Desaturation?
Transient nocturnal desaturation, also known as nocturnal hypoxemia, is defined as a temporary drop in oxygen saturation during sleep. Patients diagnosed with sleep disordered breathing from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at a greater risk for nocturnal desaturation. A substantial number of patients will have both COPD and OSA. […]View Article