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Migraines.
February 13, 2024

Is There a Link Between Migraine Headaches, Asthma, and Allergies?

Migraine is a very common neurological disease. It involves moderate to severe throbbing and pulsating headache pain. Migraine affects one billion people in the world. Recent studies show 40% of Americans with migraine are either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with another condition. Many people with migraine are at risk for other chronic illnesses. People with asthma and allergies are more likely…

Migraines.
Can You Die From Hiccups.
January 31, 2024

Can You Die from the Hiccups?

Hiccups are caused by spasms in your diaphragm, the large muscle just below your lungs. Some people have chronic hiccups that last for days, weeks, or years. Hiccups happen when your diaphragm contracts involuntarily, which is also known as a spasm. The diaphragm is a muscle that helps you breathe. It’s located between your chest and your abdomen….

Can You Die From Hiccups.
COPD and Sleep.
January 18, 2024

5 Tips to Help You Sleep Well with COPD

COPD might be the cause of your poor sleep. Here are tips to help you get a good night’s rest. When it comes to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and sleep, it’s possible to fall into a vicious cycle. Your condition can increase your chances of sleep difficulties, but if you don’t get enough rest,…

COPD and Sleep.
Quit Cold Turkey.
January 01, 2024

How to Quit Smoking Cold Turkey

Quitting cigarette smoking cold turkey means cutting all nicotine products abruptly. Tips to help you quit include exercising, chewing gum, and changing your routine, among others. There are two general approaches to quitting smoking: Abrupt: This is the cold turkey method, which is when you stop using nicotine products in one shot. Gradual: This is when you…

Quit Cold Turkey.
Breathing Exercises
December 13, 2023

Can Breathing Exercises Increase Lung Capacity?

Yes, doing breathing exercises may significantly increase your lung capacity. A 2021 study found that doing just 10 deep inhalations per hour can greatly improve lung function and decrease complications associated with respiratory issues. The study asked patients from a physical medicine and rehabilitation clinic to perform breathing exercises for 30 days, using an incentive spirometer to…

Breathing Exercises
Obstructive Emphysema.
November 29, 2023

Your Guide to Obstructive Emphysema and Its Treatments

Obstructive emphysema causes the air sacs in the lungs to rupture and enlarge. This leads to fewer but larger air sacs, limiting airflow in and out of the lungs. Obstructive emphysema, or emphysema, is a chronic and progressive lung disease characterized by a progressive rupture and enlargement of the air sacs (alveoli). Emphysema is a…

Obstructive Emphysema.
Vape Tongue.
November 08, 2023

Vape Tongue: E-Cigs Lead to People Losing Sense of Taste

People using electronic cigarettes or e-cigs report they are losing their sense of taste. This is commonly called “vape tongue.” The effects appear to be temporary for now. Electronic cigarette users are losing their sense of taste, a condition known as “vape tongue” or “vaper’s tongue” — medical professionals are sounding the alarm. A New…

Vape Tongue.