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15 Facts About Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis is a rare, but serious chronic lung condition that involves scarring between and on the walls of the alveoli in the lungs. As the scarring becomes more severe, the lungs become stiff rather than elastic, and they are no longer able to expand and contract as necessary. This makes it difficult for oxygen […]

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Oxygen Therapy Side Effects

Oxygen therapy is the basic method of treatment for people with severe COPD, either during a COPD exacerbation or when the disease is stable and blood oxygen levels are low. The goal of oxygen therapy is to maintain your blood oxygen at a level that meets your body’s demand for oxygen, usually above 89%.1 While a higher oxygen saturation is […]

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Coughing Bloody Mucus: When Is It an Emergency?

When you have lung disease, a chronic breathing condition or another pulmonary disease, you can expect to cough frequently, often coughing up mucus as you clear your airways. However, if you cough up bloody mucus, it can be quite unnerving, so it is good to know when you should be concerned and seek medical help. […]

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COPD and Kidneys: National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month, which makes it a great time to review how your kidneys work and how they are affected by COPD. When you think about chronic lung diseases like COPD, the kidneys are probably not the first organs that come to mind. However, many people with COPD experience kidney problems. So, how […]

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4 Exercises Used in Pulmonary Rehabilitation

March 10 through March 16 is National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week. It is an excellent time to learn more about how pulmonary rehabilitation can help treat your COPD or chronic respiratory disease symptoms. Let’s explore what pulmonary rehabilitation is and how it can improve the lives of those with COPD, lung disease or other chronic breathing […]

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Does Air Pollution Impact Lung Health?

Air quality has a profound effect on the health of our lungs and our ability to breathe comfortably. For people with chronic lung conditions like COPD, air pollution causes more than slight discomfort and inconvenience. In fact, for someone with COPD, the effects of air pollution can actually cause a significant health risk. If you […]

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Preparing for a Pulmonary Function Test

Preparing for any medical test can be nerve-wracking if you do not know what to expect. As such, it is a good idea to educate yourself about the test, as well as how to prepare for it, so you are ready when the time comes. Here is what you need to know about pulmonary function […]

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