BklynProf

BklynProf

I need to find a nebulizer that is light and portable for travel abroad. Does anyone have any experience with portable nebulizers that they can share? I'd prefer one that is rechargeable rather than requiring batteries. Thanks!

15 hours ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

18 hours ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Hello! There has been a break in the heat/ humidity in some areas of the US. I hope that you can get out and enjoy the nicer, more beautiful, breathable weather. A short walk or just being outdoors is so good for our physical and emotional health. Have a pleasant day. :) 

2 days ago

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  • marsrocketI'm heading out right now.1 day ago
  • Ksmiles123So glad to read. We all need a little โ€œ pushโ€ sometimes to get out and about. I am always so glad afterwards that I got out. Walking ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ is the best medicine for our physical and mental health 1 day ago
  • marsrocketI agree, and it's a chance to reconnect with nature. Even in big cities there are trees and birds and squirrels. 1 day ago
Kandy

KandyHave a great Friday and weekend everyone!! 

2 days ago

Kandy

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2 days ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Hello! Are you managing your energy well on these hot and humid summer days?

3 days ago

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3 days ago

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3 days ago

marsrocket

marsrocketHere's an article about a simple breathing technique called the physiological sigh, to reduce stress and support overall health.

https://www.dayagrant.com/blog/the-physiological-sigh

3 days ago

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3 days ago

marsrocket

marsrocket

Apparently there's still a 3% sodium chloride shortage. Last month I tried to refill my prescription with Walgreens. It was on back order for 4 weeks before they gave up. Thanks, Walgreens! Trying again this week, but it's still out of stock. Getting by with the .9% sold by Amazon and Walmart. Kind of a silly situation. It's just salt water!

3 days ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Hello! Is the heat, humidity, being indoors drying out your nasal passages?
Nasal rinses and nasal over the counter medications are recommended. 
I cannot wait to turn off the air conditioner and have cooler air.

3 days ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123Hello! Below is a you tube video on travel tips for COPD patients. Many of the tips apply to our members as well. https://m.youtube.com/shorts/lozKAor1LMQ

4 days ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Hello! Humidity is a term that we hear more frequently than the term dew point by weather forecasters. Do you understand the difference in these two terms? The link below reviews the difference: https://www.weather.gov/arx/why_dewpoint_vs_humidity#:~:text=For%20example%2C%20a%20temperature%20of%2030%20and%20a,30%20degree%20day%20with%20a%20100%25%20relative%20humidity

5 days ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Hello! How are you dealing with the heat wave? Tis challenging to remain indoors a lot due to high heat and humidity. 

5 days ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

6 days ago

Kandy

Kandy

Good morning Monday everyone I hope your staying cool and hydrated. This came into my email this morning so thought would share it.




https://www.healio.com/news/pulmonology/20220804/daily-tiotropium-improves-lung-function-but-not-exacerbation-frequency-in-bronchiectasis?M_BT=5577106971742

6 days ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123Hello! It has been brutally hot in many areas. Below is a link which reviews the causes and symptoms of heat exhaustion: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21480-heat-exhaustion

1 week ago

laff4evr

laff4evr

I was enjoying my virus virginity status.
And took great care in preserving it.
But omicron picked the lock on my corona chastity belt last Saturday evening.

I shall let Dr. Peter Kasson quote some good news.....
โ€œThe Omicron variant is interesting in that it appears to swap preferences for entry pathway compared to Delta and prior variants.  As a result, it is less efficient at infecting lung cells but more efficient at infecting many upper respiratory tract cells.โ€

I say good news because as a bronchiectasis patient - I'm thankful omicron would rather park in my nose and throat than in my lungs.  My symptoms have been mild and I've started the Paxlovid treatment.

1 week ago

Mohamed Bah

Mohamed Bah

Great

1 week ago

Delia

DeliaHello BronchandNTM360social community! We want to hear from you. Join our coffee club and attend our next coffee break! For those of you who are new to the community, coffee breaks are virtual social gatherings. It is a wonderful way to connect with members of our BronchandNTM360social community! Click on the link below to give us your feedback on what days and times you prefer. Thanks so much!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2022CoffeeBreak


1 week ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Hello! Summer is certainly flying by.Flu shots are frequently given in the fall to prepare for the winter flu season. I realize that many of us are โ€œ vaccinated outโ€ or tired of hearing about vaccinations. However, getting the flu vaccination is very important for patients with respiratory issues. The link below reviews the basics in flu shots . I hope that you can mark your calendar to set up a date to get your flu shot . https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/keyfacts.htm#flu-vaccination

1 week ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123Hello! Have you had your pneumococcal vaccination?  Which one did you have? 
The article below reviews the types of pneumococcal vaccinations https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/pneumo/public/index.html

1 week ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123Hello! A new mental health
hotline was started last week. This hotline is similar to the 911 number for
physical issues, however, the 988 number deals with mental health issues. The
link below reviews 988 in greater detail.

Please share this information with anyone you
know who may benefit from this new service.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2022/07/15/1111316589/988-suicide-hotline-number

1 week ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Hello! Throughout the month of August, we will focus on topics which involve planning ahead. A few of these topics include the following: Disasters, vaccines/immunizations, being prepared, advance directives. Let us know if you have any specific questions on these topics. Have a pleasant day.:) 

1 week ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Hello! Happy August to all! This month is often challenging with the rise of humidity. I hope that you are able to limit your exposure to high humidity and heat. Some bugs thrive in these conditions. Learning to say โ€œ noโ€, leaving an outdoor event does impact the chance of better health. 

1 week ago

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