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How to Improve Lung Capacity

Many people fail to consider the role our lungs play in keeping us feeling strong and healthy. Often it is not until we face respiratory issues or health complications that we begin to look into our lung health and improve lung capacity. However, whether you’re a star athlete or recently quit decades of smoking, your… Continue reading How to Improve Lung Capacity

Can Meditation Increase Lung Capacity?

Lung capacity is a familiar term for those living with chronic pulmonary conditions, but it is also important as a general health assessor. Increasing lung capacity can be an important goal for those looking to improve their respiratory health. Studies have shown evidence that short and long-term practicers of meditation have a significantly higher lung… Continue reading Can Meditation Increase Lung Capacity?

How to Improve My Lung Capacity After Years of Smoking

If you have recently quit smoking or are thinking about doing so, you’ve made a crucial step and commitment towards improving your lung and overall health! Unfortunately, just quitting smoking does not mean you have magically reversed all damage. Though your lungs will attempt to regenerate on their own, according to Harvard Medical researchers, people… Continue reading How to Improve My Lung Capacity After Years of Smoking

Which conditions benefit most from an OPEP flutter device?

An OPEP (oscillating positive expiratory pressure) flutter device is highly recommended for those having difficulty expelling mucus in OPEP Therapy. The vibrations, not present in some PEP devices, help mobilize mucus, allowing easier expulsion of mucus. Through short, daily sessions with an OPEP flutter device like the Turboforte, those diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease… Continue reading Which conditions benefit most from an OPEP flutter device?

What Is Emphysema?

Emphysema is a form of  COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), a group of lung conditions that affect the respiratory process. Emphysema is a progressive disease where the millions of air sacs in your lungs are damaged or ruptured, causing air to become trapped in the lungs. Normally these air sacs are elastic and stretchy, but… Continue reading What Is Emphysema?

What Is Bronchitis?

Bronchitis is the inflammation of the larger airways in your lungs (bronchi) usually caused by an infection from a virus and is a form of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). These main airways are responsible for carrying oxygen to your lungs. When inflamed or irritated, these airways will produce more mucus than usual which causes… Continue reading What Is Bronchitis?

What Is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system by an excessive buildup of thick and sticky mucus.

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a long-term lung condition that affects the airways. People with asthma often encounter difficulties breathing. This is because their airways are extremely sensitive and when inflamed, become narrow and contract. These flare-ups can occur slowly over hours, weeks, or immediately within a few minutes.  Asthma attacks can be triggered by numerous causes. Allergens… Continue reading What is Asthma?

5 Ways to Improve Lung Capacity

Our lungs are one of the most incredible assets we have – we really should take better care of them! If you’re feeling regularly winded or out of breath or if your chest and throat feel full of unpleasant phlegm, it’s time to start looking at ways to improve your lung capacity and health.

3 Easy Ways to Clear Mucus

A healthy body requires some mucus or phlegm in the lungs and lower respiratory tract as a protective lining, both to keep these areas from drying out, and to defend against things like bacteria and viruses.