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COPD Precautions for Periods of High Humidity

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease with a slow, progressive obstruction of airflow to or from the lungs. Individuals with COPD experience shortness of breath, wheezing, and a chronic cough. These symptoms are often exacerbated by extreme weather conditions – especially during periods of high humidity.
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Tips for Hydration at End of Life

Throughout life – this time of year especially – staying hydrated is key to good health. The body uses water to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. When it loses water in the processes of breathing, sweating, and digestion, it must rehydrate by intaking fluids.