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Living with COPD During the Holidays

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is hard enough to manage as it is—with constant shortness of breath, frequent wheezing, and the inability to carry out normal daily activities. What makes it even harder is that people with COPD have a greater risk for depression, stress, and anxiety. Because of this, crowded, high-stress situations can be incredibly […]

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5 Reasons You’re Allergic to Christmas Trees

For those of us with hay fever, it’s not always difficult to tell what’s making us sneeze—whether it be a pet, a dusty fluffing of furniture, or a bouquet of flowers that’s extra pollen-filled. The culprit for Christmas trees can, surprisingly, be a little harder to pinpoint. Type of Tree While true pine allergies are […]

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The Surprising Link Between Jaw and Sinus Pain

Did you know that there are 26.9 million Americans diagnosed with chronic sinusitis? (Hey! Have you heard that you don’t have to put up with sinus infections any more? Learn how we can help you put an end to them here!) If you’re one of those people, you’ve probably experienced the myriad of aches and […]

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FAQ: Does BreatheAmerica treat COPD?

We’re often asked about how we treat patients with COPD, so we thought we’d take a moment to quickly answer that question here on our blog! The answer is yes and no. We regularly treat COPD in patients whose COPD is in combination with their asthma or allergies. If a patient is showing symptoms of […]

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5 Tips for Surviving Cold Weather Months

When winter finally arrives, we welcome it with open arms! Sweaters, fires, Christmas cheer—what could go wrong? We at BreatheAmerica know exactly what goes wrong with winter. Our patients often struggle with chronic sinusitis during this time of year, and, if not that, they struggle with a constant cough that accompanies their allergies, asthma, or […]

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Are you a candidate for COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly referred to as COPD, is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. It’s one of the many conditions that we treat here at BreatheAmerica and can be completely debilitating for patients experiencing its symptoms. It’s strange, then, that most people don’t know what causes COPD […]

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Autumn’s Impact on Asthma

We talk a lot about fall allergies and not often enough about the impact that fall allergies have on asthma. As anyone with asthma knows, the symptoms of asthma attacks are directly related to the symptoms of allergy attacks. Your airway is one complete system, after all! This means that all the seasonal threats that […]

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Avoiding Fall Allergens: Easier Than You Think

While it’s true that you can’t avoid fall allergens completely, it’s also true that many of the biggest triggers can be mitigated with just a little bit of effort on your part. Here are our best tips for protecting yourself and your loved ones from the allergy attacks surely heading your way this fall. Do […]

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Sinus Relief: Foods That Actually Help

When you’re desperately experiencing sinus pressure, you wish that you could just reach into your head and release the blockage that’s causing that intense pain. While only an effective treatment plan can work to get you long-lasting, permanent relief, there are a few tricks that can help to find some temporary relief. When incorporated into your […]

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Are Allergies Impacting Your Sleep?

It’s hard enough to carry through each day with allergies, sinus problems, asthma, or COPD. And when you’re constantly being woken up by symptoms throughout the night, the following day can be even harder! Here are a few common reasons why our patients are having trouble sleeping through the night: Allergies and Sinus Problems We […]

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