One of the lung problem symptoms people in the last stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may experience, according to the standard COPD GOLD classification, is a low level of oxygen in their blood. This condition is called hypoxemia, and can cause increased difficulty breathing, and further impair the ability
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Unless you live under a rock, you know that smoking is bad for your health. Tobacco-related diseases kill more than 480,000 people each year in the United States alone, accounting for around 20 percent of all premature deaths. If you’re a smoker, the habit can shorten your life by up
If you have sleep apnea, you could be at a higher risk for osteoporosis. Learn why bone loss and osteoporosis can be some of the lesser-known sleep apnea side effects.
Q: My wife says nightly cigars are as bad as smoking cigarettes. Is she right?
A: Cigar smoking is in no way a safe alternative to cigarettes. So, your wife is correct. Depending on the type you smoke, a single cigar can have as much tobacco as an entire pack of
Fruits have been cultivated, preserved, and enjoyed year-round by people all over the world for centuries. While many common varieties of fruits may be familiar to you—Bosc pears, bing cherries, Red Delicious apples—there are thousands of varieties of fruits. Supermarkets are offering more varieties of produce every day, and community
Antihistamines are medications that help relieve or prevent allergy symptoms. Most are available over-the-counter (OTC) and come in the form of tablets, liquid, nasal sprays or gels, and eye drops. As the name suggests, antihistamines reduce or block histamine, a chemical produced by the body during an allergic reaction.
Splish-splash, you were taking a class! Remember that water aerobics lesson you used to make fun of while sitting poolside on vacation? Turns out it could make a huge difference to your health. “Water exercise is both fun and functional,” says Julie See, Director of Education for the Aquatic Exercise
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unfortunately, is associated with a reduced life expectancy. Your COPD prognosis, however, won’t be as bad if you’re in the mildest COPD stages at about age 65. For example, your COPD life expectancy, if you have Stage 1 COPD, might be reduced by just a few
Don’t overlook the multitude of outstanding NAC benefits you can gain by supplementing with this remarkable natural compound—particularly if you have any type of chronic lung, respiratory, mood or brain-related condition.
Hot summer weather is perfect for swimming and barbecues. Too much of a good thing, though, requires caution: If you become too hot—easy to do during record-setting heat waves—you run the risk of risk of heatstroke. What is heatstroke? It’s defined as a condition in which you’re no longer able