Knowing the facts about lungs will help you understand why COPD—chronic obstructive pulmonary disease—can be difficult to diagnose until it is quite advanced. The lungs, with more than 300 million alveoli, have an amazing capacity. Not all of these alveoli are used for the day-to-day work of normal breathing—the extra
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Q: Do those nasal strips and over-the-counter sprays that claim to stop snoring really work?
A: There’s no shortage of products that claim to stop snoring. Some work, some don’t. It all depends on why a person snores. The sound is created when something blocks air from freely flowing. Inflamed sinuses,
Untreated or poorly treated sleep apnea leaves you tired all the time and suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness and other sleep apnea symptoms. Use of the continuous positive airway pressure device or CPAP mask has been the gold standard therapy for treating sleep apnea for the past 25 years. But
Plenty of other factors can disrupt sleep. Traveling across time zones, environmental factors, chronic pain, the effects of illnesses and the medications used to treat them, and even taking it easy in your retirement are some of them. In many cases, simple steps can help restore restful sleep.
Sleep Phase Problems
If you battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, you may already be aware of COPD exacerbations—sudden flare-ups of COPD signs and symptoms beyond normal day-to-day variations.
Increased breathlessness along with wheezing, chest tightness, increased cough and sputum, change of the color of sputum, and fever are common features of COPD
Obstructive sleep apnea becomes increasingly prevalent in both men and women with age. One in four adults over the age of 65 are estimated to have their sleep cycle disrupted by this disorder. It’s especially worrisome because some people may be unaware of it.
“It is one of the most common