If you are living with COPD and are struggling with panic and anxiety, there are a number of strategies that you can try to manage and reduce these emotions.
Explore your level of self-compassion and whether you tend to treat yourself with kindness and acceptance or whether you tend to bully yourself and get self-critical.
Many people including doctors think that COPD is a smokers disease. However, 1 in 4 COPD patients are non-smokers. Smoking increases your risk of getting COPD by about 30%.
Anxiety and depression are common co-morbidities of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A treatment option that is becoming more frequently recommended is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is really a group of infections or diseases. They cause airflow blocking and breathing issues. These diseases have very similar, if not identical,
Panic attacks are sudden episodes of intense fear which are accompanied by physical symptoms, people with COPD are at a higher risk of panic attacks than the general public.
For COPD patients who have recurring acute exacerbation, your doctor may prescribe a treatment plan of a maintenance dose of prednisone for COPD, and this may last longer than 7 days.
Peak flow can be used to monitor and manage your COPD, using a peak flow meter COPD can be monitored safely.
Self-management is the practice of taking control of one's own health, both short and long term. Learning how to manage your own health can help you live a longer, happier life.
Can you run 5k with COPD? This article will detail the appropriate measures to start running with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), and how to ensure you are safe when running.
A common symptom of asthma is shortness of breath(SOB), which is one of the worst, this is known as dyspnea. This is very anxiety inducing for sufferers. However, it could also be a condition known as
1. Myth - "Asthmatics cannot exercise" 🏃♂️90% of asthmatics do suffer from exercise induced asthma (EIA), where symptoms are triggered by strenuous exercise. However, all asthmatics including
Asthma is a chronic condition which narrows and swells your airways, they may also produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing and shortness of breath.
Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) is an area of respiratory care and diagnostics. Most people will remember having to do tests in the doctors office, where you are asked to blow into a tube and the
Pulmonary Rehabilitation(PR) or Pulmonary Rehab is a program that includes exercise training, health education and breathing techniques for people with lung conditions and lung problems
Spirometry is a test to assess how well your lungs are functioning by testing how much air you exhale and how fast you can exhale it.However, many do not know the benefits available
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The term "stress-induced asthma" refers to asthma that either originates from or is exacerbated due to stress. The symptoms, such as quicker breathing and a spike in inflammation, may be triggered by
However, not many are aware that more than half of people with asthma report that their symptoms are brought on by laughter, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society
During an asthma attack, you may react by coughing, having shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, wheezing, or tightness in the chest. You may notice these symptoms anytime day or night.
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