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Weather and COPD: How to Combat the Devastating Consequences

Jun 1, 2018 3:05:15 PM / by Cory Luckner posted in COPD Treatment, COPD, COPD Exacerbation

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Now that summer has been wrapped up and we are in the middle of autumn, meaning winter isn’t that far away. When diagnosed with a chronic respiratory disease such as COPD, weather conditions can have a huge impact on your symptoms, as well as the way you manage/treat those symptoms.

Patients, especially those recently diagnosed, are often unaware of the impact both cold and hot weather can have on their felt symptoms. As well as the similarities and differences between the affects of cold and hot weather in regard to their symptoms.

Weather changes are apart of the many factors that can trigger and exacerbate COPD symptoms, specifically, shortness of breath, cough, mucus production, as well as fatigue. Cold air, warm air, humidity, and wind can all exacerbate these symptoms.

No matter the weather conditions, you need to be extremely vigilant about how specific weather conditions affect your COPD symptoms. While taking the necessary actions to combat the affects of weather. If this is a concern of yours, which it should be, you have come to the right place.

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What Happens When You Drink Alcohol with COPD?

Jun 1, 2018 2:52:57 PM / by Cory Luckner posted in COPD, Alcohol and COPD

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So you want to take the edge off of your daily management of COPD with your favorite alcoholic beverage? But are unsure if it will affect your symptoms of COPD? Or even if it's safe to drink alcohol with COPD?

Here’s the deal:

We’ve personally received quite a bit of requests and have also seen many of you on online COPD support forms ask “is it safe to consume alcohol when diagnosed with COPD?”

And today we are going to provide you with the necessary education on the matter, so you can be prepared to talk to your doctor about drinking with COPD. We cannot stress enough how important it is that you first consult with your doctor to see if moderate consumption of your favorite adult beverage is safe.

Just like smoking is damaging to your COPD, consumption of alcohol can also be damaging to your respiratory disease as well.

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[Blog 2nd part here]