Can Humidity Cause COPD Flare-ups?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a term used to describe a class of illnesses that affect regions of the chest, and respiratory tracts and make it difficult for victims to breathe. The human lungs have channels that allow air to travel called windpipes (trachea). These channels allow the passage of air into the lungs through … Continue reading “Can Humidity Cause COPD Flare-ups?”

Six Unspoken Benefits of Joining a COPD Support Group

 COPD is a parent name for a class of diseases that affect the lungs through a blockage of airflow and other breathing-related challenges. Symptoms of COPD range from shortness of breath, frequent coughs, and wheezing to excess phlegm, mucus, or sputum production. COPD is caused by constant exposure to tobacco smoke, air pollutants, and smoking. … Continue reading “Six Unspoken Benefits of Joining a COPD Support Group”

Living with COPD: Best Food Choices for You

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), refers to a group of diseases that cause breathing-related problems. COPD is commonly caused by two conditions; emphysema and chronic bronchitis. A good number of people suffer from undiagnosed COPD, without treatment. It must be said too, that although this disease can be treated, it cannot be cured. The best … Continue reading “Living with COPD: Best Food Choices for You”

COPD: Understanding the Prognosis and Stages

Did you know that globally, it is believed that about 65 million people have varying levels of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)? In the United States alone, an estimated 16 million adults have been diagnosed with the disease. Here’s all you need to know about COPD, including its causes, types, symptoms, and stages. What is … Continue reading “COPD: Understanding the Prognosis and Stages”