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COPD and Anxiety
October 19, 2022

COPD and Anxiety

Many people with COPD have anxiety, for a variety of reasons. When you have trouble breathing, your brain sets off an alarm to warn you that something is wrong. This can cause anxiety or panic to set in. Anxious feelings may also arise when you think about having a progressive lung disease. You may worry about experiencing an…

COPD and Anxiety
Quit Vaping
September 21, 2022

Long-Term Solutions for How to Quit Vaping

If you’ve ever tried to quit vaping, then you know how challenging it can be. Although research published in July 2022 in JAMA Network Open found a slight decrease in the overall e-cigarette, or vaping, users, daily e-cigarette use by current users rose from 34.5% in 2017 to 44.4% in 2020. The daily usage is likely linked…

Quit Vaping
COPD Flare
September 07, 2022

4 Steps for Managing a COPD Flare-Up

If you’ve been living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for a long time, you may have experienced exacerbations or sudden flare-ups of respiratory symptoms. Symptoms of breathlessness, coughing, and wheezing are indications of COPD exacerbations. Without quick and careful treatment, these symptoms could make it necessary to seek emergency treatment. COPD flares can be frightening and uncomfortable, but their…

COPD Flare
Cigarette Study
August 10, 2022

Proposed nicotine reduction in cigarettes could save millions of lives, addiction expert explains

The cigarette is the only legal consumer product that—when used as intended—causes the premature death of half of the long-term users. To address this long-standing health threat, in late June 2022, the Biden-Harris administration announced a plan to move forward with a new standard for cigarettes and other combusted tobacco products that would make them minimally or…

Cigarette Study
COPD and Alcohol
July 27, 2022

COPD and Alcohol: Is There a Connection?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of lung diseases that affect your breathing. This includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. People with COPD typically have blocked airways and experience breathing-related problems. These problems result from reduced functional lung capacity along with lung inflammation and damage. Some people with COPD also experience excessive mucus production, which can make…

COPD and Alcohol
Wellness Vapes
July 14, 2022

‘Wellness’ vapes are all the rage. But are they healthy or just hype?

A new trend is emerging in the vaping world, one that promises big health benefits. Known as “wellness vapes”, they contain vitamins or other supplements instead of nicotine and tout claims of boosted energy, increased immunity and a better night’s sleep. Wellness vapes or “nutritional supplement diffusers” – which allow users to inhale ingredients such…

Wellness Vapes
COPD Sleep
June 22, 2022

Bad Sleep May Be Bad News for People With COPD

If you have COPD, new research suggests you might want to pay close attention to getting good sleep. Poor slumber significantly increased the risk of life-threatening flare-ups of breathing problems in people with incurable, progressive lung disease, investigators reported. “Among those who already have COPD, knowing how they sleep at night will tell me much more…

COPD Sleep
Seasonal Allergies
May 26, 2022

Seasonal Allergies and COPD: Tips to Avoid Complications

Seasonal allergies are a nuisance for most people. For people with COPD, however, any extra condition that makes breathing difficult is automatically more serious. According to a 2012 study at the Johns Hopkins Allergy and Asthma Center, people who had COPD and seasonal allergies experienced worsened respiratory symptoms such as coughing and wheezing. They were also significantly…

Seasonal Allergies