COPD & Over-the-Counter Pain Meds

COPD & Over-the-Counter Pain Meds

COPD & Over-the-Counter Pain Meds "Several studies have found high rates of pain medication use among COPD patients, and pain has also been an important determinant of overall health status and...

Oxygen Levels and the Digestive System

Oxygen Levels and the Digestive System

It might sound strange, but the respiratory system and the digestive system depend on one another for optimal function. Because oxygen is essential to the proper functioning of the body, one of the...

Stage 4 COPD: End-Stage COPD and You

Stage 4 COPD: End-Stage COPD and You

As you know, there are four total stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), ranging from mild to very severe. Stage 1 COPD is also known as mild COPD, and stage 2 COPD is the moderate...

Emphysema Prognosis and Treatment Options

Emphysema Prognosis and Treatment Options

People living with emphysema often cope with difficult emphysema symptoms. These symptoms include shortness of breath, fatigue and coughing among others. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis fall under...

Lung Capacity: What Does it Mean?

Lung Capacity: What Does it Mean?

For those of us with chronic pulmonary conditions, we may frequently hear our doctors and other people refer to our lung capacity. With all of the terminology that gets thrown around with a medical...

Lung Infection and COPD: Signs and Symptoms

Lung Infection and COPD: Signs and Symptoms

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive form of lung disease ranging from mild to severe. It is characterized by the obstruction of airflow into and out of the lungs, making...

Stage 3 COPD: Severe Stage COPD and You

Stage 3 COPD: Severe Stage COPD and You

As you know, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects everyone differently and at varying rates of progression. Stage 1 COPD or mild stage COPD is categorized by a forced expiratory...

6 Minute Walk Test for COPD

6 Minute Walk Test for COPD

For people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), undergoing lung function testing, such as pulmonary function tests, is a typical occurrence. Part of your treatment plan may...

Liquid Oxygen: Weighing the Pros and Cons

Liquid Oxygen: Weighing the Pros and Cons

If you have a condition such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis, chances are that you might have a prescription for supplemental oxygen. Supplemental oxygen has...

Oxygen Levels: What Do My Numbers Mean?

Oxygen Levels: What Do My Numbers Mean?

Oxygen levels don’t have to be confusing. Let’s make sense of them together. Let’s start with the obvious: what are oxygen levels? And from there, what do they mean? If you live with chronic...