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Endobronchial Valve Therapy: A Nonsurgical Option for Advanced Emphysema

Some news on the treatment front. If anyone has had experience with this or have spoken to their doctor about it please share below! https://www.pulmonologyadvisor.com/copd/emphysematous-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-endobronchial-valve-therapy/article/816930/?utm_source=...

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Day 13: Research indicates that an alarming number of respiratory patients aren’t using their inhalers correctly. Researchers attached sensors to inhalers used by asthma and COPD patients. After analyzing this data, they identified problem areas and concluded that nearly ¾ participants were making ...

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Day 12: Huff coughing is an effective method of clearing your lungs. Take a deep breath and hold for 2-3 seconds. With your stomach muscles to exhale as forcefully as you can three times making a HA sound as you do it. Follow this with controlled breathing. If you feel mucus moving, take another...

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Day 11: Today is the day that our nation honors its heroes. Happy veteran’s day and many thanks for your service to all the veterans and active duty soldiers! Veterans are 3 times more likely to develop COPD than people in the general population. Risks from combat in the Middle East such as dust...

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Day 10: Did you know that your lungs are 80% water? If your body needs water to perform other body functions and you are not properly hydrated, it will take water from its largest reservoir, the lungs. Lack of hydration in the lungs impairs their function and can bring on shortness of brea...

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Day 9: Turns out “an apple a day” isn’t just an old wives tale! St. George’s Hospital Medical School found that good lung function was associated with high intake of citrus fruits, apples, and juices from fruits. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for everyone but apples, pears,...

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Day 8: We have a sweet tip for you today! A study reported in Science Direct suggests that honey has intermediate and long term benefits for respiratory health. In the evening squeeze some lemon in a cup of hot water and stir in a teaspoon of honey. Warm liquid raises the temperature of the ches...
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