copd treatment

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - Key Facts

    COPD is a lung disease caused by a persistent blockage of airflow from the lungs. COPD is a life threatening disease that interferes with normal breathing. Symptoms COPD has one prevalent symptom - breathlessness. Other symptoms include abnormal sputum (a mix...

  • What Is COPD? by Stephen Trevathan, Achieve Clinical Patient Education

    What Is COPD? Did you know that COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States and causes about 25,000 deaths a year in the UK? In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), COPD is the fifth leading cause of death worldwide! Millions...

  • Exercises for COPD

    COPD is the short definitions for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. In the United States alone COPD is the fourth leading cause of death.  This respiratory illness is primarily caused by smoking, genetics, air pollution and asthma. Secondary smoke and respiratory...

  • Breathing exercises that can help with COPD treatment

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease also known as COPD is the term that is given to a group of lung diseases. these lung diseases block your airflow as you exhale, making it very difficult for you to breathe.  Practising regular breathing exercises can help...

  • Training a client with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

    Within each edition of Fitpro Network, the magazine for personal trainers, they ask an expert to answer a training-related query, and in the April/May 2012 edition they examined training a client with COPD. We thought we’d share the question and answer with you. Q:...

  • Penny Harris - 3 weeks of using my POWERbreathe Medic

    I have now been using my Powerbreathe Medic for 3 weeks.  The day I started using it I also reduced my inhaler dosage. This was done with the full approval of the nurse at the asthmas clinic! I have been tracking my peak flows twice a day to give me an objective...

  • Penny Harris - How I got hold of my POWERbreathe Medic

    I follow a lot of triathletes on Twitter, and Mel Ryding was mentioning POWERbreathe and how it was reducing her asthma inhaler usage at track running sessions.  I am an asthmatic who uses Seretide inhalers twice a day and have been talking to the nurse at the...

  • Breathing difficulty, symptoms and treatment

    If you are someone who suffers from shortness of breath, have trouble breathing or find you have to put in more effort to breathe, then you probably have a respiratory illness or some form of lung disease such as emphysema, COPD or asthma.  Whether you are resting,...

  • Five COPD treatment tips to control the quality of your indoor air

    Indoor air can be just as polluted as outdoor air. Even more so. For those who suffer from COPD and other respiratory illnesses, spending time indoors is not by choice. This is why it is important that the quality of the indoor air is as pollution free as possible. To...

  • Love your lungs and breathe for life

    Lung disease is a condition or disease in which the lung function is impaired.  Without lungs, humans will not be able to breathe correctly. Our lungs open the doors to life as they provide us with oxygen and remove the carbon dioxide from our bodies. Our lungs...