Why Do I Keep Getting Bronchitis?

Many people with chronic lung diseases find themselves getting bronchitis winter after winter. There are a few reasons why this may occur: For starters, bacteria thrives in warm, moist and dark places, like your lungs and airways. In addition, if you are taking...
What Does an Air Quality Alert Actually Mean?

What Does an Air Quality Alert Actually Mean?

You’ve probably heard of air quality alert days where is the air is dangerous to breathe, but what actually causes an air quality alert? Two things contribute to air pollution that can cause an alert: Ground-Level Ozone – High-levels of ground-level ozone are...

Nutrition and COPD

If you have COPD, maintaining a healthy weight is an important part of managing your COPD. Being underweight makes you more susceptible infections, makes you more tired and can weaken your breathing muscles. On the other hand, being overweight taxes your heart and...

Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) occurs when there is increased pressure in the pulmonary arteries. Pulmonary arteries are responsible for the blood receiving oxygen from the lungs before it is pumped to the rest of the body. This increased pressure causes the heart to...

Emphysema

Emphysema causes damage to the walls between the air sacs in the lungs. As a result, the air sacs lose their shape. This damage can also destroy the walls of the air sacs themselves, leading to fewer and larger air sacs instead of many tiny ones. When this happens,...