Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

9 Important Dos and Don’ts for COPD Patients

Living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is difficult but with a few simple lifestyle changes, you can manage your condition and still enjoy life. We’ve created a list of dos and don’ts for patients with COPD with help from thehealthsite.com. Do maintain a healthy weight. COPD patients should work at either losing or…

The Realities of Living With COPD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu0D-4J1nrw Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a severe lung condition that affects all areas of a person’s life. It can make patients unable to catch their breath, struggle to do any physical activity, suffer from acute coughing fits and even struggle to talk. MORE: Tips for avoiding pneumonia and other exacerbations…

Seeing COPD Through the Eyes of a Child

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1irauXFN03Q In this video from COPD Life is Calling, learn what it’s like to be the child or grandchild of someone living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). MORE: How best to deal with exacerbations and COPD flare-ups The short animated film shows how much a…

5 Benefits of Cannabis Tea for Chronic Illnesses

Medical marijuana is gaining popularity as a complementary medicine to help with many symptoms associated with chronic illnesses. While many people are curious about how marijuana (or cannabis) may help improve their symptoms, they are also reluctant to smoke the substance. However, there are ways that medical marijuana can be administered, including…

17 Warning Signs of COPD Exacerbations

If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you’ll know just how much a flare or exacerbation can affect you. Knowing when an exacerbation is about to occur is key and recognizing the early warning signs can make a big difference in how quickly you can be treated. Quick treatment can…