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Managing COPD Naturally

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be debilitating and even deadly.  It is currently the sixth leading cause of death worldwide.  And, the World Health Organization projects it to be the number four cause of death by 2030.  Actually two co-occuring lung diseases — chronic bronchitis and emphysema — COPD narrows airways, causing shortness of breath.  Unlike other respiratory condition like asthma, it is irreversible, progressively making it more and more difficult to breath.

Your doctor at Chiropractic for Life explains that mechanical problems in the chest and spine are not uncommon, and can increase difficulty in breathing for COPD patients.  Research suggests that chiropractic care improves breathing mechanics by improving joint mobility and relaxing the chest wall.  This in turn makes exercise easier, further strengthening the lungs (J Altern Complement Med 2011;17:797-801).

Regular chiropractic care combined with lifestyle modifications may help individuals at risk for COPD to delay or even prevent onset of the disease (Med Hypotheses 2009;72:288-90).

If you or a loved one is at risk of COPD, or already suffers from it, don’t delay.  The longer you wait to address the problem, the more severe the disease will manifest.  Our chiropractic office is committed to helping patients prevent and ease the symptoms of COPD with all-natural solutions.Dr. Barbara Smith
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