Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseInfo Center
For patients with lung disease, developing a regular exercise habit requires extra dedication. But new research shows that physical activity may improve COPD outcomes.
Plenty of smokers also exercise and try to stay fit. But researchers behind a new study found that they still might not fare as well as non-smokers.
COPD is a condition that makes breathing more difficult, but it's presence could affect other areas of life, including risk for disability and even social engagement.
Though a certain group of lung diseases can often be prevented, the conditions are still common among US adults and may be more so among certain groups, says a new study.
COPD, a common lung disease, used to be considered a disease that primarily occurs in men. However, in recent years, more women have been diagnosed with COPD.
Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale - most people don't even think about this constant action. Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are usually very aware of the crucial act of breathing, and this month, the general public is being urged to become more aware as well.
Many people use the postures and breathing of yoga to exercise or unwind. The authors behind a new study explored whether yoga also might help those with lung problems breathe easier.
When health officials announce the phase out of a treatment option, it is often due to concerns about patients' health and safety. However, in the case of some soon to be phased-out inhalers, the concern is less about the health of patients and more about the health of the environment.
Lung disease often leads to difficulty breathing, congested airways and inflammation of lung tissue. Recent research suggests it might affect other parts of the body as well.
For people with lung problems like COPD, taking a deep breath can be difficult without the help of an inhaler. But are those inhalers always safe?