Wendy Henderson,  —

Wendy is a proven blogger and social media manager who has helped to build online communities for businesses and organizations. She currently heads the website’s social outreach online through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Articles by Wendy Henderson

Tips for Talking to Your Doctor

This Macmillan Cancer Support video shares some tips on how to get the best out of your doctor’s appointments and hospital visits. MORE: Singing for Lung Health: How Singing Can Improve Your Breathing Dr. Davina Deniszczyc explains that before you meet with your doctor it’s a good idea to…

5 Benefits of Cannabis Tea for Chronic Illnesses

Medical marijuana is gaining popularity as a complementary medicine to help with many symptoms associated with chronic illnesses. While many people are curious about how marijuana (or cannabis) may help improve their symptoms, they are also reluctant to smoke the substance. However, there are ways that medical marijuana can be administered, including…

How Oxygen Therapy Helps With Pulmonary Hypertension

If breathing becomes too labored for a pulmonary hypertension patient and the level of oxygen in their blood becomes too low, they may be advised to begin oxygen therapy. MORE: Pulmonary hypertension 101: causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Doctors can prescribe oxygen therapy for when the patient most needs it, usually during…

3 Travel Considerations If You Have a Lung Disease

During the warmer weather, many of us will be thinking about vacations and traveling. While traveling with a lung disease does require some careful consideration, having a lung disease doesn’t mean that you have to be confined to the house. The British Lung Foundation has some advice for…

What Is the Six-Minute Walk Test?

The six-minute walk test is used to monitor patients with chronic lung diseases such as pulmonary hypertension (PH). It’s often part of the screening and diagnosis process and patients with the condition may have to regularly undergo the test to monitor the disease’s progression. MORE: Seven interesting facts about pulmonary…

Understanding Exactly How the Lungs Work

According to the COPD Foundation, understanding how the lungs work will help those who suffer from lung diseases have a little bit more control over their breathing. MORE: Understanding the struggles pulmonary hypertension patients face As you inhale, air composed of approximately 21 percent…