COPD/Asthma & Falls

COPD & Asthma Can Lead to Multiple Issues Increasing Risk of Falling

Ample research links COPD to an increased risk of balance difficulties, muscle weakness, thinning bones, blackouts and falls. These studies are important because of the huge number of people worldwide who currently suffer from moderate to severe COPD — 65 million according to the World Health Organization. Read more

Lung Disease and COPD Sufferers Can Benefit from Medical Alert Devices

Lung disease can affect much more than just your breathing. In fact, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic respiratory issues can cause shortness of breath, which leaves you feeling dizzy, weak, and fatigued. Read more

Fighting Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

If you suffer from chronic asthma, bronchitis, or emphysema, your doctor may diagnose your condition as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Although the disease has no known cure, you may be able to ease your condition. Read more

Spotting COPD Symptoms: The Common Cold or Something More Serious?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly known as COPD, presents as either emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or both, and is characterized by a cough, shortness of breath, excessive mucus, and fatigue. In many cases, it’s mistaken for allergies, a cold, or a sinus infection. Read more

5 Steps for Living with Asthma

Because asthma attacks make it difficult to breathe and can be life-threatening, the best way to deal with this chronic lung disease is to take measures to prevent attacks from happening. By taking these steps, you may be able to reduce the probability of an attack. Read more

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