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How To Prevent Lung Disease

Lung Disease is not always something that can be prevented entirely because of some reasons, such as genetic and pollutants, are out of our control. There are a few prevention methods that you can incorporate into your life to decrease the possibility of being...

How to Exercise Properly with Asthma

People with asthma may enjoy exercising and working out but could be unsure which type of fitness routine is safe for those with their medical condition. With 20 million Americans affected by asthma, it’s not uncommon for them to develop shortness of breath,...

What People with Lung Disease Want You to Know

What is Lung Disease? Lung diseases are medical conditions that give its sufferers difficulty breathing. There are many different types of lung disease such as asthma, influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis and lung cancer. They are often characterized by shortness of...

Pulmonary Function Tests and Why They Are Important

Most people dealing with chronic lung disease will have had a Pulmonary Function Test in their life, and more often than not, have them very regularly. Pulmonary Function Tests or PFT’s, measure how well your lungs are working and getting oxygen to the rest of your body.

Eating Healthy with Lung Disease

Eating healthy for anyone, no matter if they have lung disease or not, is always a challenge. One of the bigger issues is just having the time to cook a healthier option. With technology, it is easier to find great recipes for anyone who is on the go or needs other...

Aerobic vs. Anaerobic: Which is Better?

Most types of exercise can be categorized as either aerobic or anaerobic. Aerobic exercise involves low to moderate exertion over a sustained period of time, while anaerobic exercise involves high levels of exertion over a short period. Aerobic exercise includes...

Breathe It In: Strengthen Your Lungs

The average human will take approximately 23,000 breaths per day. As such, strengthening your lungs will lead to many more days of being able to take those breaths. Building up your lung health is a simple task that you can do every day. Besides the obvious solutions...

Lung Disease Overview

In 1900, the average life expectancy of a United States resident born and raised in the country was just 47.3 years, according to the University of California at Berkeley. Today, the average American is expected to spend approximately 79 years on planet Earth, per the...

Allergies and Asthma

Now that Spring has finally begun, most people will begin to suffer from allergies. While allergies can be a nuisance, dealing with allergies and asthma together can lead to a miserable season. As asthma affects 1 in 13 people, it’s nearly as common as seasonal...