Author Archives: Marta Ribeiro

6 Tips for Protecting Your Lungs

We only get one set of lungs so it’s imperative that we look after them. This is even more important with diseases that directly affect the lungs, such as lupus, as it could help slow down its progression and ease the symptoms.  To help you take the best possible care of your lungs, we’ve…

14 Invisible Illnesses You May Not Know About

Invisible illnesses are conditions patients have that are not obvious when looking at them. Often people with an invisible illness face a lot of prejudice; others accuse them of faking, lying or exaggerating their illness. People just don’t fully understand what patients with invisible illnesses are going through.

10 COPD Myths and Facts

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the collective term for two major lung diseases: emphysema and chronic bronchitis, but how much do you really know about this potentially deadly disease? We’ve compiled a list of 10 myths and facts about COPD you should know about, based on information from health.com.