Yoga: No Harm, No Treatment for Asthma Patients
Asthma patients are eager to find relief, even if it means exploring options beyond mainstream clinical practices. Yoga is one alternative that asthma patients often turn to.
Healthy Diet for Healthier Lungs in COPD
There are treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, there is no cure for the condition. But that doesn't mean that patients with COPD can't take personal steps to improve their disease-related health.
Exercise May Prevent Return Trip to Hospital for COPD Patients
Due to the nature of the disease, people with COPD are typically quite sedentary. New research is giving them a good reason to add even a little exercise into their daily routine.
Improving Endurance in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients
Pulmonary fibrosis can lead to shortness of breath and a decreased ability to exercise. A recent study looked at how rehabilitation affects measures of exercise ability.
Yoga May Help COPD Patients Breathe Easier
Many people use the postures and breathing of yoga to exercise or unwind. The authors behind a new study explored whether yoga also might help those with lung problems breathe easier.
Vitamins to Breathe
It's good to huff and puff after a hard work out. But too much wheezing and coughing could be a sign of a more serious breathing condition. Vitamin C could help with that.
Breathe Right During Exercise
Athletes and active individuals who don't have asthma can still develop troubles breathing when exercise is involved. New official guidelines to diagnose and manage exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) have been released. These guidelines can help patients take care of troubles breathing during exercise and prevent the condition from starting. Under these guidelines, EIB is diagnosed by looking at changes in lung function caused by exercise rather than looking at people's symptoms. Talk to a specialist about breathing issues. The recommendations, written under the direction...
Fat vs. Fiber in Breathing Flow
Allergies, sports, cold and a number of conditions can stir up problems for people with asthma. A fatty diet with little fiber may add to the problems.
Breathing Better and Soaking Up Sun
Could catching more rays help you breathe better? According to a recent Korean study, it may be possible.
Overweight or obese people undergoing a lung transplant may have increased risk for complications. Lung donors that smoked can hurt the odds too, but don’t refuse their lungs so quickly.