treatment for copd

  • 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...

  • 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:...

  • Just what are basic breathing techniques

    When it comes to rest and relaxation it is not just physical rest and relaxation that is important to keep us fit and healthy. Proper relaxation is also important for anyone that meditates and follows a spiritual regime as well as for people who suffer from breathing...

  • COPD treatment for breathing easier and a healthier lifestyle

    If you suffer from breathing difficulties or a mild form of COPD (chronic pulmonary obstructive disease) then one of the most important things you can do to stop this disease from progressing is to give up smoking. COPD is something that cannot be cured but there...

  • Strengthen your muscles with COPD

    Anyone living with COPD knows when it comes to exercise it is a thought way back in the mind. However, carrying out some simple breathing exercises can help with your COPD treatment. Specific breathing exercises can help to strengthen your breathing muscles which...

  • Inspiratory muscle training and COPD treatment

    Patients who suffer from COPD benefit greatly from inspiratory muscle training. This particular method of inspiratory muscle training is extremely good for this patient group because their inspiratory muscles are weaker than normal. The primary cause of COPD arises...

  • Different types of breathing exercises

    Proper breathing allows the body to get more oxygen with minimum effort, making every physical and mental activity more efficient throughout the day. Breathing exercises also help the mind, body and soul relax when under pressure or under stress. Carrying out some...

  • POWERbreathe Trial – Martin Haines Week 10: 3 week catchup

    “I’m keen to tell you about my last 3 weeks experience with the POWERbreathe.  I’ve not been able to blog on my experiences as I’ve been travelling internationally and every minute has been booked up.  So no time for training either; I‘ve had 2 workouts...

  • POWERbreathe top breathing exercises for runners

    Running is an aerobic exercise. But what does the word aerobic actually mean? In simple terms aerobic is defined as ‘with oxygen’. We need to breathe to get oxygen into the lungs.  As obvious as this seems, many runners have styles of breathing – some...

  • Running with COPD

    When people are out running they can sometimes struggle when trying to draw in oxygen to cope with the demands the body is placing on them.  This would be normally be associated with someone who is physically out of shape. However, if the symptoms persist then...