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How to Sleep Better with COPD

As we enter the colder months of the holiday season, respiratory illnesses and infections become more prone to flare ups and keeping you up at night. Your sleep is highly important for essential bodily functions such as helping the body in physical recovery and repair, supporting brain development, cardiac function and body metabolism. For your… Continue reading How to Sleep Better with COPD

How COPD affects lung capacity

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, more commonly refered to as COPD, is a chronic lung disease that occurs when the lungs and airways become damaged and inflamed, obstructing airflow. It is an umbrella term for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties including, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, & chronic asthma. It can cause interference with… Continue reading How COPD affects lung capacity

How does controlled coughing help copd?

Controlled coughing is a technique that uses just enough force to loosen and carry mucus through the airways without causing them to narrow and collapse.  Clearing the airways helps you breathe better and lowers the chance for infection. For people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), this saves energy, breathing capacity and is essential to… Continue reading How does controlled coughing help copd?