Required reading for caregivers, family, and friends of lung disease patients ~ Part 1

Contributed by Jim Nelson, consultant to CAIRE Inc. ~ Over the years, I have written about a lot of subjects related to COPD, lung disease of other kinds, and the processes that the patients and their caregivers experience. However, there is one subject that I have not addressed directly. I have tip-toed around the edges... Continue Reading →

COPD and congestive heart failure

Contributed by Jim Nelson, consultant to CAIRE Inc. ~ COPD includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, which can damage the lungs. As the disease progresses, the bronchial tubes become increasingly restricted through swelling, inflammation, or an excess of thick mucus. Also, the alveoli, the microscopic air sacs where oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream and carbon... Continue Reading →

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