Last week we discussed the benefits of exercising when living with COPD, and we talked about types of exercise you can do. This week we’ll cover guidelines on exercise duration, frequency, and best practices for maintaining a safe exercise regimen.
We’ve written many times in this blog about the importance of exercising when you have COPD. The more you exercise, the better you’ll be able to utilize the oxygen that your lungs supply to you, which means that you’ll perform
Last fall the Centers for Disease Control released data on the death rates associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). For those between the ages of 65 and 84, the death rate for men with COPD declined by more than
COPD is one of the most common conditions treated by primary care clinicians, yet there is a need for better training related to the diagnosis of the disease. Spirometry could play an important role in the process. In a study
JANUARY 2017 Here is a roundup of the articles, news & updates that we’ve published on the PERF blog site during the past month. Click on the “Read More” link at the bottom of each excerpt to read the full article.
“In cases of adult asthma, if you forget that killer question… ‘What do you do for a job?’ then you are probably placing that patient at a significant disadvantage… You have to be sat in front of a health care
There’s an app for the iPhone (but unfortunately not yet available for Android users) that puts the written-form COPD Foundation card directly into your phone. Called the COPD Pocket Consultant Guide app, it contains both the COPD Assessment Test (CAT)
By Mary Burns, RN, BS PERF Executive Vice President Hearing the suggestion, or advice, to start exercising is enough to make anyone groan with dread. When, in addition, you have trouble breathing it may seem like an impossibility. We know
As if it wasn’t enough that you have COPD, here’s another thing to deal with: an extra level of stress. Yes, everyone deals with stress, but COPD patients run a three-fold risk, compared to the general population, of developing generalized
DECEMBER 2016 Here is a roundup of the articles, news & updates that we’ve published on the PERF blog site during the past month. Click on the “Read More” link at the bottom of each excerpt to read the full