By: Joe Graedon October 26, 2017 4 Comments
    Will Extra Vitamin D for Asthma Improve Breathin…

    According to the CDC there are about 25 million Americans who have asthma. That means that one 1 of every 12 people has some degree of wheezing, chest tightness, coughing or breathing difficulties. Co…

    By: Terry Graedon April 6, 2017 2 Comments
    Will Inhaled Steroids Make You Vulnerable to Met…

    Inhaled corticosteroid medications such as beclomethasone or fluticasone are prescribed to calm lung inflammation. Such drugs make it easier for people with asthma or COPD to breathe. Doctors have f…

    By: Terry Graedon November 14, 2013 3 Comments
    Vitamin C Alleviates Muscle Fatigue in People wi…

    People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have trouble breathing and tire easily, especially when they exercise. A new study suggests that some of the muscular fatigue may be due to oxidative …

    By: Joe Graedon November 7, 2013 34 Comments
    Spiriva (Tiotropium) Side Effects & Memory …

    You may have seen commercials of a person with an elephant sitting on her chest. Here's a link in case you may have missed them. It's a clever marketing strategy to reinforce the idea that a serious b…

    By: Terry Graedon October 9, 2013 2 Comments
    Low Vitamin D Levels Are Linked to Worse Symptom…

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. There is no cure and treatment can be challenging. This condition is often associated with years or dec…

    By: Terry Graedon May 30, 2013 3 Comments
    Drugs for COPD Raise Risk of Heart Attacks

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is common in older people. It is a leading cause of death in senior citizens. The primary drugs for COPD treatment are long acting bronchodilators called…

    By: Terry Graedon May 17, 2012 0 Comments
    Acupuncture Aids COPD Patients

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a common complication of long term smoking. It interferes with the ability of people to breathe easily and exercise, and it can have a devastating effect on th…

    By: Terry Graedon January 30, 2012 4 Comments
    Zithromax Helped Reader Breathe Easier

    Q. I have had COPD for decades. After taking azithromycin for about 15 weeks I am feeling well for the first time in over 20 years. A. A placebo-controlled study found that the antibiotic azithromycin…

    By: Terry Graedon August 31, 2011 2 Comments
    Antibiotic Helps Fight Chronic Lung Problem

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is a common breathing problem. When there is an acute flareup, patients often experience wheezing, coughing and labored breathing. The usual treatment inv…