Leonard Nimoy's daughter shares memories of her beloved late father and the lung disease that took his life.
Wendell Betts doesn't let his lung disease stop him. “On the other side of every obstacle is your next victory,” he says.
Michael Foley started smoking at 25 years old and spent decades unable to quit — until he got a serious wake-up call.
I was 20 years old, studying abroad in Spain in the midst of my junior year of college, when I almost died. No one could figure out why I couldn't breathe—I was on my own. I realized it was up to me to survive.
Taking this common supplement, which you can find at your local drugstore, may help people with lung issues breathe better.
After weeks of sneezing, sniffling and wheezing, you're desperate to try anything that might help ease your seasonal allergy symptoms. Including taking advice from your kooky Aunt Sally who swears that adding a...
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“I just thought I was really congested,” celebrity chef Debbie Lee says. “I had no idea that my lung was in the process of collapsing.”
Holly Sortland explains why using mobility aids and equipment for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is helping her enjoy a better quality of life, but it requires she be more open about her condition.
Ken Benson says he complained to several doctors about having shortness of breath for nine years — and not much was done about it. “I kept switching doctors, hoping to find an answer,” he says.
Fitness experts Chris and Heidi Powell offer up a few simple exercises that won't leave people with allergies and other lung issues wheezing.
David Rich, who has been smoking since he was 13 years old, says his doctor attributed his COPD to his smoking and other bad habits he did over the years.
Russell Winwood was diagnosed with asthma at 10 years old and then had a stroke at age 36, which he says was his "wakeup call." The former smoker also has COPD, but he's not letting that stop him from running triathlons.
Midge Webb first noticed something was off with her health when she started having shortness of breath during her job as a nurse.
“COPD is not something you can screw around with. It’s debilitating,” says first responder Eddy Weiss.
The spring and fall can be tough for anyone with seasonal allergies, but it can be "doubly difficult" for those with underlying lung conditions like asthma and COPD.
There are more than 12 million Americans who have COPD, according to Dr. Oz. But “many don’t realize it so they’re not getting the attention that can save their lives,” he says.
An avid hiker and swimmer, Valerie Chang has always led an active lifestyle. But she noticed something was wrong when she started to have trouble keeping up with her children and less-active friends on a hike.
You may be saying to yourself, "It's spring, and I keep hearing on the news that this is the worst allergy season ever." You'll be bombarded with information on how to avoid pollen. As an allergist, it's hard to come up with new ideas to help when the pollen avalanche rolls over you. The tried and true standbys (which work, by the way) are avoidance, medications and allergen immunotherapy.
Would you sit in a room made of salt to breathe easier? Turns out, salt has anti-inflammatory properties that may help several health conditions.