Ken Y. Yoneda MD


COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Discusses causes and symptoms of COPD. Looks at chronic bronchitis and emphysema, two diseases that are usually a part of COPD. Covers quitting smoking. Includes treatment with bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroids. Offers home treatment tips.

Breathing with your diaphragm

Breathing with your diaphragm helps your lungs expand so that they take in more air. Lie on your back, or prop yourself up on several pillows. Put one hand on your belly and the other on your chest. When you breathe in, push your belly out as far as possible. You should feel the hand on your belly move out, while the…

COPD: Learning to Breathe Easier

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. COPD gets worse over time. You can’t undo the damage to your lungs. But you can take steps to breathe easier and feel better. If you have severe COPD, you may find that you take quick, small, shallow breaths. It’s important…

Elbow Circles for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Before starting any exercise program, talk to your health professional. He or she may ask that you do specific exercises and will help you determine how often and how long to do them and your long-term goals. Start the exercise slowly and gradually. Either keep track of how long you can do it or count the number of…

Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD combines different treatments to: Help you lead a more active life. Help reduce your symptoms. Improve your quality of life. Encourage your active participation in your treatment. Help keep you out of the doctor’s office and out of the hospital. Pulmonary rehabilitation—”rehab” for…