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Emphysema Life Expectancy.
March 19, 2024

What Is the Life Expectancy for People with Mild Emphysema?

Starting emphysema treatment in the earliest (mild) stage, when you may have a nagging cough and increased mucus production, may help you maintain a better quality of life for a longer period of time. Emphysema is a disease in which tiny air sacs inside the lungs (alveoli) are damaged, causing shortness of breath. It primarily…

Emphysema Life Expectancy.
Quit Smoking.
February 28, 2024

Your FAQs Answered: Does COPD Progress After Quitting Smoking?

Quitting smoking can help preserve your current lung function. It may also alter the course of your chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) progression and reduce some symptoms. Cutting down or quitting smoking is the most important thing you can do to change the course of COPD. COPD is a progressive disease. At any stage of…

Quit Smoking.
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.