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What is COPD?

What is COPD?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease that is chronic and incurable. It characteristically involves both large and small airways and the lung parenchyma, that is, the lung tissue itself. Airways are living pipes that connect your mouth to alveoli (oxygen exchange units that are deep inside your lungs) and as you get deeper into the lungs airways get smaller and smaller. Th... »

Asthma – My “SOB” Friend

Asthma – My “SOB” Friend

It goes without saying that if you’re reading this you’re breathing.   And for that blessing, let’s all be grateful.  Most of the time we breathe mechanically. In fact, we breathe unconsciously 14-16 times every single minute of every single day, and will, until we don’t. That’s when we say goodbye to the world.  Hopefully, this will happen to neither of us for a very long time, but you could be s... »

Why Couldn’t Eric Garner Breathe?

Why Couldn’t Eric Garner Breathe?

I breathe therefore I am. And I am, I’m happy to say. It goes without saying that if you’re reading this you’re breathing. Now that I’ve pointed this out, I bet you took a slightly deeper breath as your conscious side took over your lungs. Most of the time we breathe unconsciously; it’s simply way too important to leave to our “awake brain,” as breathing is the difference between life and death. T... »

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