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Decrease COPD Symptoms by Cleaning the Air Inside Your Home

COPD – and everyone else in the home – breathe easier. The experts in senior care in Fort Madison and the surrounding areas at Advanced Home Health Care suggest these additional COPD care strategies:

  • Ban Indoor Smoking. Never smoke or permit others to smoke in the home of someone with COPD. If the home contains a woodstove or

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A Healthy Diet for COPD Patients Helps Decrease Symptom Severity

Maintaining a healthy diet for COPD patients can help with disease management. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute estimates that upwards of 12 million adults are now diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and still another 12 million could be living with the disease and not even realize it. COPD typically strikes in middle age, and smoking is…

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Early COPD Symptoms: How It’s Often Confused with Asthma

Recognizing the symptoms of COPD is the first step towards improving quality of life. Coughing that won’t seem to go away. Wheezing. Shortness of breath. It’s likely an asthma attack, right? Before you reach for that inhaler or those cough drops, however, please consider if another culprit – COPD – may be a factor. With as many as 12 million

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Manage COPD Symptoms With These Breathing Exercises

These breathing exercises can help you better manage COPD symptoms. COPD can transform daily life into a struggle. The good news is that there are breathing exercises that may help people better manage COPD symptoms and enhance quality of life. These exercises help strengthen the abdominal muscles and diaphragm, so individuals with COPD can take in more oxygen and expend…

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Advanced Home Health Care Shares Common Senior Sleep Disorders

…and stops during sleep are all issues that should be addressed by a senior’s medical team.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD):

  • COPD makes it difficult to empty air out of the lungs. This difficulty in airflow obstruction can lead to shortness of breath or feeling tired because the senior is working harder to breathe. COPD
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New Chronic Disease Care Management Approach Puts Patient’s Goals First

Seniors can be more empowered with their chronic disease care management with this new approach. Regarding chronic diseases, seniors are usually the experts, hands down, with as many as three out of four older persons impacted by a number of conditions that are ongoing, require extensive medical attention, and put limitations on activities. With the continuous barrage of bloodwork and…

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Tips for Coping with a Chronic Illness as an Older Adult

Living with a chronic illness doesn’t have to limit the joy in your life. Have you ever started your day and thought, “It’s likely to be one of those days!” Perhaps your alarm didn’t go off, the hot water heater decided to quit working, and the dog chewed up one of your favorite shoes overnight. Now envision if every day…

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