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- Has The Smoking Ban Had Any Effect on Public Health?
- Are E-Cigarettes A Safe Alternative For COPD and Asthma Sufferers?
- Three Things To Keep In Mind When Using A Pulse Oximeter
- How To Use A Portable Oxygen Concentrator Safely
- How to Improve Indoor Air Quality for COPD and Asthma Sufferers
- Should You Be Worried About Air Pollution?
One of the most important lessons a COPD sufferer, or any sufferer of a respiratory condition for that matter, will learn is how to manage their condition. At first, the breathlessness and struggle to exercise that occurs as a result … Continue reading
COPD is one of the most commonly diagnosed diseases in the world; in 2004, the World Health Organisation estimated that around 64 million people across the globe were diagnosed with COPD. The WHO has predicted that this figure will increase … Continue reading
Introduced in 2007, the English smoking ban (which was later extended to encompass the entire UK) has been widely regarded as a success, significantly reducing the amount of secondhand smoke – which has been recognised as a factor in the … Continue reading
Being diagnosed with asthma or COPD after a life of smoking can be extremely difficult; an old habit that you may have once associated with relaxation could now lead to a serious life-threatening exacerbation or asthma attack. This means quitting … Continue reading
Air quality is typically thought of as being an ‘outdoors’ issue; poor air quality usually conjures up images of smoggy cities with congested roads or of a factory with chimneys pouring out smoke into the atmosphere. One place you probably … Continue reading
In January, record levels of nitrogen dioxide were recorded in two UK cities. Researchers studying air quality in Leicester and Nottingham found that the cities had the highest and second-highest levels of NO2 – a common air pollutant created by … Continue reading
An alarming piece published by the Daily Mail on the 12th February 2013 claims that a link has been established between childhood asthma and children who were delivered by caesarean section rather than naturally. Continue reading
New research from the University College London has suggested that people who work with cleaning products on a regular basis are at risk of developing adult-onset asthma. The study monitored the occurrence of asthma in over 9000 people born in … Continue reading
The symptoms of respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD can make day-to-day life difficult; environmental triggers, for example, can mean a patient has to plan their day around peak pollution times while venturing out in cold weather means taking extra … Continue reading
Hypoxemia is a condition in which oxygen levels in blood are considerably lower than they should be; while a healthy blood oxygen saturation level is considered to be 95 – 100%, people suffering from low blood oxygen levels will have … Continue reading