Earlier this year, Julie Nimoy, Leonard Nimoy's daughter, announced that she would be producing a new documentary with her husband David Knight on COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Fundraising for the movie is currently in progress and is already almost halfway to its goal of $500,000.
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For many people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), exercise is something they dread or even fear. A progressive lung disease that causes difficulty breathing, COPD can make simple physical activities like a short walk or climbing the stairs exhausting. But exercise can improve COPD patients' physical and emotional well-being…
Respiratory health among construction workers is the focus of new research by Duke University and the Center for Construction Research.
Patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experienced significant decreases in lung function for up to 5 years after discontinuing long-term inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) treatment, a Dutch study found. These patients also experienced steady worsening in airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and quality of life, according to investigators led…
It has been generally assumed that all people suffering COPD experience a faster decline of lung function, which is why so many large studies have focused on reducing this decline. Yet it is possible that a regular decline in FEV1 could also lead to COPD in individuals whose maximally achieved…
There are very few things in this world that change a person's lifestyle as drastically as a diagnosis of a chronic lung disease, everything from what you eat to how you live needs to be adjusted in order to live the highest quality of life with such a tasking disease.
April Norman, a loving single mother and grandmother of 3 children and 2 grandsons, whose also the author of HOPE For COPD shares her personal story with COPD.
COPD exacerbations and flare-ups are taxing on both you and the healthcare system. Not to mention, they are one of the terrifying aspects of dealing with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and for a good reason. COPD exacerbations result in more than 100,000 deaths and over 500,000 hospitalizations each year.
In a new national survey of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, researchers at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based Health Union discovered a surprising lack of awareness of risk factors and knowledge of diagnosis stage - results that demonstrate a severe impact on quality of life, employment, and ability to afford treatment.
Compared to when they walked unaided, or used a bicycle-like device called a draisine, COPD patients in the study walked much further and reported feeling much better using the rollator.