On 17 November 2021, World COPD Day, with its theme “Healthy lungs – never more important” will aim to help boost global awareness of the condition, to share the latest knowledge about this debilitating disease, and to discuss the various ways that can help to reduce the negative impact of COPD worldwide.
“It’s important for teachers to know when one of their students has asthma so they can support them properly,” says Kaisa Toikko, expert of asthma, allergies and skin diseases at Finland’s Allergy, Skin and Asthma Federation.
In this special feature story for World Asthma Day, we take a deep dive into the science of breathing with Dr. Emma Seppälä. How can breathing help us cope with stress and find greater health and happiness in life?
One of the best ways to care for your respiratory system is good exercise. And if your asthma is well controlled, there’s no reason it should stop you from getting the blood pumping. Regular workouts strengthen and build your lung capacity, so there’s no time like the present to try out a new hobby.
Living with COPD for over 20 years, Mariano Pastor has accomplished things that once seemed impossible. One step at a time, he has learnt to manage his disease and carry on with his life.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive disease for which there is no cure. However, the disease may be managed with the right treatment. In November 2020, the pharmaceutical company Orion Pharma commissioned a survey to find out what level of knowledge exists among ordinary people in Finland, Germany and Spain (N=1,000 for each country) concerning the symptoms and treatment of COPD.
Just before turning 40 Tanja Heleä got up from her office chair and jumped into an exercise program of first gym, walking and cycling, and then running. Then came the asthma attacks.
Make your next holiday symptom-free and focus all your attention and energy on the call to adventure.
Self-care is important for all women with asthma, especially at times of hormonal change.
Here are some tips for not letting asthma get in the way of your love life.
Here are a few useful tips to help you power through the cold and flu season.
Here's how best to manage your child’s wellbeing in the busy back-to-school season.
Dr. Daniela Figueiredo gives advice on how to support your loved one with COPD and yourself.
Read about the pros, cons and lifestyle hacks around pet ownership if you have asthma.
If you have a tendency towards allergic asthma, read on how to enjoy your summer free of symptoms.
Studies show that exercise can help people with COPD. The key is to go slow and steady.
A thorough clean can eliminate allergens. Read on to learn how to make cleaning safe and asthma-free.
Spring can be a difficult time for people living with asthma and COPD. Read these 5 tips on improving your well-being during Spring.
If you feel a flare-up in your asthma symptoms, it's important to stay calm and positive.
Read these four practical steps which help you deal with night-time symptoms.
While it has been unclear which comes first – if obesity leads to asthma or if asthma leads to weight gain – recent studies have shown that both are possible.
Smoke, perfumes, pollen, emotions – many things may trigger an asthma attack in sensitive lungs.
It's possible to prevent your asthma symptoms with healthy diet rich in fish and fresh vegetables.
With these five ways you can boost your longevity and wellbeing along the way.
With good treatment, you can reduce the risk of asthma attacks.
When you're out of breath or need relief for stress or anxiety, try this breathing exercise.