Giving up the habit of smoking is an essential step for preventing and treating COPD, and can help you avoid COPD complications—but it isn’t easy. About 70 percent of adult smokers report that they want to stop completely, but very few succeed in permanently quitting on their first attempt. To
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The belief that exercise is bad, even dangerous, for asthma patients is a long-standing misconception. Nine-teen million Americans have asthma, and too many of them needlessly avoid exercise.
In most cases, exercise is not harmful, and evidence shows that exercise programs can provide valuable benefits to people who have asthma. The
Therapy can be tough. A counselor or therapist can help show you how to overcome anxiety, but you’ll likely need to share some very personal thoughts and feelings. So it’s a good idea to invest time and effort into finding the right person.
Consider these eight tips for choosing the right
Close your eyes and sit up straight. Take a deep breath while you count to five, then count to five again as you exhale. Go ahead and try it right now for six breaths.
It feels good, doesn’t it? Here’s what just happened. First, you began to calm your sympathetic nervous
Could the simple act of resolving a relationship conflict with a close friend or relative actually lower your blood pressure numbers? Research is now saying it absolutely can. Not too many years ago, many doctors and even some medical associations were unconvinced that stress reduction techniques could effectively lower elevated blood
Aside from the occasional aches, pains, and sleeping troubles, my 82-year-old mother is in very good health for her age. But like many other older adults, she takes a medication to help control high blood pressure symptoms. And like plenty of older individuals, she relies on her doctor to let
Although ACE inhibitors are used widely to lower blood pressure, they come with significant risks and can cause many adverse effects.
Is watermelon good for you or just a sweet, unhealthy indulgence? This summertime staple is as healthy as it is delicious.
We’ve all heard and used the phrase “nervous breakdown,” but it’s not an actual medical term, so there is no clinical definition. So what is a nervous breakdown? Generally, the phrase refers to some type of mental health crisis that renders a person incapable of normal, effective functioning. The person
Up to 14 percent of American seniors are thought to suffer from anxiety according to the National Council on Aging. Many more have an undiagnosed anxiety disorder. “Older adults are at risk for anxiety because they face many challenges, including poor health, loss, and decreasing social support,” says Judith Neugroschl,