1. COPD in men reversed with testosterone therapy

    Repair your lungs with this completely natural cure

    It’s one of the top causes of death in the nation, and for guys it’s a condition that ends more lives than prostate cancer.

    Yet you don’t hear a peep about it!

    I’m talking about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

    And there’s a new breakthrough that can help you reverse it.

    So why haven’t you heard about it?

    It’s not because it doesn’t work.

    It’s because it’s NOT very profitable for the drug companies!

    This secret, all-natural weapon against COPD is testosterone. And testosterone is essential to more than just muscle, stamina and the ability to get busy in the bedroom.

    It also plays a role in dozens of other critical functions, including how well your lungs help you suck up oxygen.

    And if you have COPD, you’ve got two things working against you when it comes to your hormones.

    First, most people with the disease are older, which is when testosterone levels plunge even in the healthiest of us.

    And second, many of the meds given for COPD – especially steroid drugs – can cause your testosterone to drop even more.

    The result?

    Your T tank is running on fumes!

    In the new study, guys who had testosterone replacement therapy saw incredible changes.

    Specifically, they had a lower risk of needing serious medical attention because of their COPD.

    In middle-aged men, testosterone therapy cut the risk of hospitalization by nearly 5 percent compared to guys who didn’t get the treatments.

    And in older men – guys who often need help the most – that benefit doubled, to nearly 10 percent!

    That, scientists say, is a solid indication that this safe and natural therapy actually slows the advance of this deadly disease.

    If it improves lung function, it may even help you reduce your dependence on medication.

    If you have COPD, obviously don’t stop your normal treatments on your own.

    But DO ask your doctor about hormone therapy. Print this out and bring it with you to show to him, or tell him he can find all the data to back it up in the (very mainstream) journal Chronic Respiratory Disease.

    Once your hormones come back into line, your disease may come under control – and then, you may be able to work with your doc on reducing or even eliminating some of your medications so you can breathe easier in spite of your disease.

  2. COPD risk cut with tomatoes

    Slow aging in your lungs with this one delicious fruit

    An apple a day may not keep the doctor away... but two tomatoes are another story.

    Enjoy a pair a day, and you just might avoid the pulmonologist!

    New research shows how working a pair of tomatoes into your meals each day can protect your lungs from two kinds of damage you might be experiencing right now, even if you're not aware of it.

    The first is something we all suffer: After 30, lung function drops a little bit every year.

    The more it drops, the higher your risk of breathing problems and chronic disease such as COPD.

    The second is the damage from bad habits such as smoking -- and that's damage you could have right now, even if you don't smoke.

    If you have lived or worked with smokers... or had a tobacco habit of your own years ago... your lungs might still have that damage inside them right now.

    Combine the two -- aging and tobacco exposure -- and you can suffer an even bigger drop in lung function and higher risk of COPD.

    But not if you eat tomatoes!

    The new study finds that eating more fruits and vegetables of any kind can slow the damage in the lungs caused by aging and tobacco... but the best of the bunch are tomatoes.

    Just two a day will slow the rate of decline, essentially making your lungs YOUNGER so that you stay healthier and breathe easier. That, in turn, can slash your risk of becoming one of the 155,000 Americans who die of respiratory diseases every year.

    Others forms of fresh produce will also do the trick.

    That apple a day? It's not quite enough to help lung function -- not by itself, anyway.

    But you're on the right track. Three apples a day... or three daily servings of any fresh fruit at all... can also help protect lung function.

    The biggest protection goes to former smokers, according to the study. If you're recovering from an old bad habit, you might want to up your intake of delicious fresh fruits and vegetables to help reverse the damage and avoid the lung problems so many former smokers face.

    But even if you've never smoked, you could still be quietly suffering from the decline in function caused by aging, which can leave you struggling to catch your breath at times.

    Avoiding that risk could be as simple as eating more fruits, especially tomatoes.

    These delicious foods are rich in the age-fighting nutrients that can also protect the rest of your body, including your heart -- so, take a deep breath, and enjoy.

  3. COPD worsened by warmer indoors temperatures

    COPD is miserable enough on its own, but warmer indoor temperatures can dial the misery up an extra notch.
  4. COPD eased with a little activity

    COPD symptoms include more than just difficulty breathing. Many patients suffer from depression and anxiety – but a little activity can cut those risks.
  5. When shortness of breath might be COPD

    Shortness of breath isn’t normal if it happens for no reason. A new online test can tell if your breathing is normal for your age, or a possible warning sign of COPD
  6. Drug side effects make you feel worse

    Drug given for many common conditions can actually worse other common diseases, a new study confirms.
  7. Smoking increases risk of deadliest stroke

    Smoking can increase the risk of stroke -- and new research shows the habit can increase the risk of one of the deadliest forms of stroke.
  8. Acupuncture relaxes the lungs and dilates the airways

    A new study finds acupuncture can ease the worst symptoms of one of the world's top killers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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