Tag: respiratory problems

Lifestyle Changes Among the Keys to COPD Treatment

Lifestyle Changes Among the Keys to COPD Treatment

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious respiratory condition that currently has no cure. But COPD treatment can help manage COPD symptoms. Along with medications, which are usually inhaled, dealing with COPD also requires behaviors that support lung health.

Understanding COPD
COPD is actually a broad term used to describe two

Q&A: Calcium and Magnesium; Mold on Fruit; Roasting Nuts

Q. I have recently read that calcium supplements can be dangerous when not taken with magnesium. Also, that the ratio of calcium to magnesium should be 2:1 or lower. Will you please have your experts answer whether this information is correct? I should be increasing my calcium for bone health

Tightness in Chest: Does It Always Signal a Heart Attack?

Tightness in Chest: Does It Always Signal a Heart Attack?

It may be a classic heart-attack symptom, but pressure or discomfort or tightness in your chest doesn’t always accompany a heart attack. For some people, particularly women, pain in other places may be their main symptoms. For others, chest discomfort comes and goes—the result of a condition called angina, which

Learn These Basic Health Facts About Lungs

Learn These Basic Health Facts About Lungs

You take about 20,000 breaths a day, which means your respiratory system never stops working. It also means that your lungs need to be as healthy as possible in order for you to breathe easily as you age. Knowing the key facts about lungs can help you make healthy decisions

5. Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease that often starts in childhood but can occur for the first time in adulthood, even later in life. In the United States, about 19 million adults and seven million children have asthma.
People with asthma have inflammation in their airways. This inflammation causes episodes of coughing,

Avoid Drug Combinations That Endanger Your Health

One in every six American seniors is taking a combination of drugs that could threaten their health or even their lives, according to a study published online March 21, 2016 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

In a sample group of more than 2,200 older adults surveyed in 2005 and again

3 Unexpected Bentonite Clay Benefits

3 Unexpected Bentonite Clay Benefits

Clay has been used for more than 6,000 years as a detoxifying, antimicrobial medicine that helps people with skin problems. And, those aren’t the only bentonite clay benefits! However, use of clay is not without danger. Learn how to use it safely and effectively.

Increasing Lung Power Helps Boost Mental Capacity

Lung power is brainpower. Without sufficient oxygen delivered by the lungs, the brain—which represents just two percent of the body’s weight, but consumes 25 percent of its oxygen you—cannot function properly. In the short term, a lack of oxygen may cause temporary symptoms such as lightheadedness and poor motor skills.

What Causes Insomnia?

What Causes Insomnia?

In a report that helps to define insomnia, the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) identifies two primary categories:

Short-term (or acute) insomnia may last a few nights and can be caused by worry, stress, loss of a loved one, or other situations that affect us temporarily. Long-term (or chronic) insomnia lasts a

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