Tag: respiratory care

Eating Right: Tips for the COPD patient

For people suffering with a lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, eating should not be taken for granted. According to the American Association for Respiratory Care, a well-nourished body helps fight off infections and may help prevent illness, thus cutting down on hospitalizations. A proper diet will not cure your disease, but it…

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Are you Controlling your Asthma?

Are you doing everything you can to control your asthma? Take this quiz and find out True or false? 1. Asthma attacks can be triggered by changes in the weather. Correct answer: true Certain weather conditions can increase the risk of an asthma attack, including thunderstorms, strong winds, temperatures, fog, and humidity. If you know…

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Do You Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Do family members tell you that you snore? If so, it may be possible that you are suffering from sleep apnea. According to respiratory therapists from the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), there are several clues that can help you decide whether or not to seek testing for sleep apnea. Do you experience sleepiness…

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