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Opioids effective in relieving severe shortness of breath in COPD patients

CMAJ(Canadian Medical Association Journal) press release Patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and shortness of breath found that opioids provided relief and improved their quality of life, states an article in CMAJ(Canadian Medical Association Journal). However, physicians are reluctant to prescribe opioids for this condition, meaning many people will not benefit from this ...

Make Valentine’s an Asthma-Friendly Day

American Lung Association Top Story Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your significant other how much you care. However, when you have asthma many traditional gifts can worsen symptoms and make it hard to breathe. The American Lung Association offers these tips that can help make your Valentine’s Day more asthma-friendly. Low-pollen/No-pollen, Fragrance-free ...

May is Asthma Awareness Month

04.30.2011 · Posted in COPD - Coping With Breathlessness

A CDC Feature Article Control Your Asthma Asthma is one of the most common lifelong chronic diseases. There are about 25 million Americans living with asthma. The disease affects the lungs, causing repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. Although asthma cannot be cured, it is possible to manage asthma successfully to reduce ...

Health Tip: Can’t Catch Your Breath During a Workout?

Medline Plus Here’s what might be going on If you’re typically coughing, wheezing or feeling short of breath during exercise, experts say you could have a condition called exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). The condition causes the tubes inside your lungs to narrow during exercise, triggering symptoms of asthma. you can read the rest of this short ...

What Happens When Asthma Attacks – How to Avoid an Asthma Emergency

Information from WebMD Asthma attacks rarely happen without warning. Knowing the signs of a pending attack could help you prevent an asthma emergency. In fact, acting quickly could save your life. Click here to view this slide show from WebMD and learn the warning signs to watch out for. ...

Asthma Awareness Can Help Prevent Rush to ER

HealthDay News Thousands wind up in hospital daily because of poorly managed disease, physicians’ group says Asthma is becoming much more common in the United States and people should know and respond to the basic symptoms before they are faced with a potentially life-threatening attack, experts advise. “Each day, thousands of people end up in ...

Shortness of Breath – Living with Dyspnea -How to breathe easier

Patient Information from the Clinical Center – National Institutes of Health Dyspnea (pronounced disp–NEE–uh) is a medical term for difficult or labored breathing. Having dyspnea can be hard to live with. You may get short of breath during daily activities and become anxious when your breathing changes. Medications may help, and to get the most ...