What is spirometry? A simple breathing test (subtitled)

Dr. Roger Goldstein explains what spirometry is (a simple breathing test), who should get tested and what spirometry tells health-care professionals. Visit www.lung.ca for more information.

Not Just Older, But Cooler Too

Launched in the wake of Joe Camel, this ad campaign was intended to rebrand cigarettes for a new era. One where theyre totally fuckin’ awesome and youll look like Steve McQueen jumping over ten flaming alligators in a 1988 Kawasaki ZX-10. It worked so well, you have emphysema. Whats that? You dont smoke? You did when you saw this ad. You just dont even remember, from all the smoking you did.



Living With COPD Part 3 Diaphragmatic Breathing

In this segment of my series on Living With COPD I talk about how to breathe with your diaphragm and how it benefits the COPD patient. I also discuss some examples on when and how to use it.

Lung Exercises: Healing Your Breath

Visit www.CancerResearchCure.com for news about cancer treatments and cure. These videos demonstrate exercises for people with lung cancer, COPD and other breathing problems (consult your doctor).

Tobacco and the Human Body 1954 Encyclopedia Britannica Films

more at scitech.quickfound.net “Early film on tobacco’s physical effects.” Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). en.wikipedia.org The health effects of tobacco are the circumstances, mechanisms, and factors of tobacco consumption on human health. Epidemiological research has been focused primarily on cigarette tobacco smoking, which has been studied more extensively than any other form of consumption. Tobacco is the single greatest cause of preventable death globally. Tobacco use leads most commonly to diseases affecting the heart and lungs, with smoking being a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (including emphysema and chronic bronchitis), and cancer (particularly lung cancer, cancers of the larynx and mouth, and pancreatic cancer). It also causes peripheral vascular disease and hypertension. The effects depend on the number of years that a person smokes and on how much the person smokes. Starting smoking earlier in life and smoking cigarettes higher in tar increases the risk of these diseases. Also, environmental tobacco smoke, or secondhand smoke, has been shown to cause adverse

How To Increase Your Lung Capacity

How To Increase Your Lung Capacity. Develop an exercise routine that will have you breathing deeply. Swimming is a great way to better your lung capacity. Try these simple techniques. Quit smoking will definitely help your breathing for the long term to extend your life and for others.

Lung Exercises: Strong Legs Support Lungs

Visit www.CancerResearchCure.com for news about cancer treatments and cure. These videos demonstrate exercises for people with lung cancer, COPD and other breathing problems (consult your doctor).

Large fire at Chevron refinery in Richmond CA affecting air quality shelter in place

Health officials in Contra Costa County are advising residents of Richmond, North Richmond, San Pablo and El Cerrito to “shelter-in-place” in the wake of Chevron Refinery fire in Richmond. Residents are asked to go inside, turn off any airconditioning and close doors and windows as well as vents and fireplace flues. Bay Area residents driving through the area are urged to roll up the windows of their cars since changing winds could bring the smoke to other parts of the region, affecting health. “There’s fine particles in smoke, and it can bypass the lungs and go into the circulatory system,” said Lisa Fasano, a spokeperson for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. “People who have asthma, emphysema and other lung conditions may find it very difficult to breathe.” Fasano said that six inspectors from the Bay Area Air Quality District were currently monitoring the air in Richmond, with results expected Tuesday. The California Air Resources Board tracks the largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the state. Oil refineries, power plants and cement plants lead all industrial facilities statewide in pumping out carbon dioxide, a byproduct of burning fossil fuels that has been building up in the Earth’s atmosphere in increasing concentrations. The Chevron oil refinery in Richmond was the single largest California emitter in 2010, emitting 4.5 million metric tons of greenhouse gases. The Shell refinery in Martinez was second, with 4.4 million metric tons.

Treating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD #2)

COPD can’t be cured, but its symptoms can be treated. Learn the methods that doctors use to make patients with this breathing disorder more comfortable.Watch More Health Videos at Health Guru: www.healthguru.com