If you suffer from allergies, your symptoms can become more than just annoying; they can exacerbate the breathing difficulties that you already have. Here are some techniques to relieve allergy symptoms so they don’t contribute (or so they contribute less)
About two weeks ago we launched a fundraiser to raise the money needed to purchase two pieces of equipment to use in our research laboratory, a recipient of PERF funds. The needed state-of-the-art machines are a wireless oximeter used to
Just last week, PERF President Dr. Richard Casaburi was featured on the front page of the first edition of BioBeat, the Science Newsletter for LA BioMed. The article gives an interesting overview of Dr. Casaburi’s career and how he came
By Mary Burns, RN, BS Asst. Clinical Professor, School of Nursing, UCLA (ret) Executive Vice President, PERF THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER BREATHING TECHNIQUES FOR THOSE WITH COPD Do you ever get so short of breath that you panic? It is
MAY 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.
Dyspnea – or shortness of breath – can be distressing, especially for those with lung disease. We found a very useful video by The American Thoracic Society that can help you cope when you find yourself becoming short of breath.
When you have shortness of breath caused by COPD, it’s hard to imagine embarking on a regimen of pulmonary rehabilitation. After all, if you’re frequently out of breath, particularly when exerting yourself, how can you exercise? Even if you’ve been
Recently Dr. Harry Rossiter of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center gave a talk to the PEP Pioneers group at Little Company of Mary Hospital, about the importance of maintaining physical activity, especially for those suffering
Peter Kendall, a reader of our blog who hails from Australia, posted a comment to our post, “Nutrition and COPD: 5 Types of Food to Avoid,” asking what are the key nutrients for COPD? We thought it a very
APRIL 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.