Latest articles published - COPD
COPD Diagnosis: As told by Carenity Community Members
Nov 11, 2019 • 1 comment
Carenity members affected by COPD tell the story of their diagnosis: Symptoms, emotions, examinations, quality of care, and more. Read Carenity members' experiences with their COPD diagnosis and share your own.
“I decided to pull myself up because I couldn’t accept a lower quality of life either physically or emotionally”
Oct 28, 2019 • 2 comments
Walking, losing weight and carefully following his doctor’s orders: when faced with COPD, Joel refused to let the condition get him down! In his testimonial he talks about his fight to live a normal and joyful life.
How to manage your COPD triggers
Jan 24, 2019 • 5 comments
Certain factors can cause symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to grow more severe. Identifying and finding ways to avoid these triggers can help. Importance of identifying triggers Air pollution and inhaled irritants can trigger...
New Minimally Invasive Surgery For Emphysema: Zephyr Endobronchial Valve (Zephyr EBV)
Oct 10, 2018
In mid 2018 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new device, the Zephyr Endobronchial Valve (Zephyr Valve), which is intended to treat breathing difficulty associated with severe emphysema. This device and procedure has been used in...
Cannabis Doesn’t Help Exercising COPD Patients
Jul 30, 2018 • 1 comment
At first blush, it would seem almost obvious that individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) did not show improvement after inhaling vaporized cannabis. However, with real clinical data for cannabis’ true effects on human...
FDA-Approved Valve Treatment For COPD Seeing Positive Results
Jul 26, 2018
Approximately, 15 million Americans have a debilitating lung condition called COPD. It’s currently the third-leading cause of death. However, there’s a minimally-invasive treatment, that was just approved by the...
Breathing Exercises for People with COPD
Apr 10, 2018 • 1 comment
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a disorder of the lungs that makes it difficult to breathe. Its main cause is smoking, but it can also be caused by exposure to pollution, fumes, or other irritating substances. The condition has no cure,...
To vape or not to vape? Probably: Not to vape
Mar 28, 2018 • 4 comments
E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones triggered by regular cigarettes, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care...