I watched Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease slow down my mother, starting in the late 1990s. A vital woman who was always on her feet and moving when she ran her own business, COPD slowly but efficiently zapped her energy and endurance. She had never had an exercise plan, so as COPD damaged her lungs, Mom became increasingly sedentary. I believe that her inactivity set up Mom for a downward spiral that resulted not only in increasing limitations in lung capacity but also increasing memory problems that resulted in a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in 2005.
So are there ways to slow down COPD? First of all, I think it's important to learn about this condition. According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute , COPD is a progressive disease that causes difficulty in breathing and continues to worsen over time. The term COPD includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, and is often a result of smoking cigarettes. COPD can result in coughing that brings up larg...
Q. I’ve just been diagnosed with lymphedema. What are the treatments like? A. Depending on the seriousness of your case, treatments can range from a simple hand massage, exercises, and instructions to keep your arm elevated for a portion of each day; to daily hours-long treatments for several weeks, followed by wearing a wrist to shoulder elastic sleeve, potentially for life. In other words: HUGE possible range of treatments. You won’t know what YOUR treatment will be like till you see the physical therapist or lymphedema therapist for the first time. However, you can hazard a guess, based on how much swelling you see and feel in your arm/chest area: the greater the swelling, the more advanced the lymphedema probably is, the longer-lasting the treatment will be. Q. So, let’s take a middle-of-the-road scenario, just as an example. What might that look like? A. At your first visit, the PT will measure both arms very carefully, taking their circumference ...
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