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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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Day 5: Put away the coffee maker and put on the kettle! Black tea contains alkaloids from theophylline which is a bronchodilator. It will help keep airways open and decrease shortness of breath. Some studies have suggested that black tea may have a preventative effect from progression and devel...

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Day 4: Getting overly full causes your stomach to press up against your diaphragm and lungs making it difficult to breathe. Instead of eating large meals, eat more often and consume smaller portions during the day.

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Day 3. COPD Awareness Month. Check in daily for a daily tip on living with COPD. Staying active is one of the most important things patients can do to improve their breathing and overall health. Exercise improves muscle tone and cardiac function to oxygen in blood to be delivered and used more effec...
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