Pulmonary rehab is highly recommended for any person who has at least Level 2 COPD. I learned that years ago, when I was actively working as a nurse. However, when my mother was diagnosed with COPD a few years back, not one of the doctors who cared for her ever mentioned anything about pulmonary rehabilitation. Some recent reading I've been doing... Read more
Anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction, is not as rare as many people think. In fact, a recent study by the Allergy & Asthma Foundation of America (AAFA) found that anaphylaxis has occurred in close to 1 out of every 50 Americans, possibly even 1 out of every 20. Chances are, someone you know has experienced anaphylaxis in their... Read more
Currently, over 22 million people in the United States suffer from asthma. Can you believe it? Asthma has truly become an epidemic. Chances are, nearly every family you know has been touched by asthma to some extent. And there is no cure, so dealing with asthma is an ongoing burden, not only for those who have it, but also for our... Read more
When it comes to stress and asthma, there is a lot of misinformation on the Web. However, there is often a connection between your stress level and the chronic illness known as asthma. In this post, I will clarify the facts about stress and asthma, as well as de-bunk the myths.
What Is NOT True
Stress does not cause asthma. Nor... Read more
If you've read my posts here on the COPD site, then you know my mother died from COPD, after a long progressive decline. But, so did my father, a decade before. Having refused treatment of any kind, his decline was sudden and final. So, to my eyes, COPD has been an equal opportunity disease that takes no prisoners.
However, a recent study... Read more