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What Is COPD?
COPD is a lung disease that can be caused by many different things. It can come from an infection, exposure to toxic substances, or genetics. COPD is not just one disease. There are actually two main types of COPD: chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Chronic Bronchitis: Chronic bronchitis is a condition where the airways in the lungs become inflamed and narrow over time because of the body’s reaction to repeated irritation, such as smoking or exposure to irritants like dust or fumes.
Emphysema: Emphysema is a progressive condition that causes damage to the air sacs in the lungs, making it difficult for oxygen to reach your bloodstream and for carbon dioxide to leave your body when you breathe out.
Pneumonia: Pneumonia can affect anyone but it’s most common among people who have weakened immune systems from other illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, diabetes, or cancer.
Treatments We Offer
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Pleural Effusion
About Healing Hands
Healing Hands Medical Clinic (HHMC) is an Internal Medicine and Geriatric patient-focused clinic in Midland, TX, owned and operated by Dr. Joyce Alase, MD. Healing Hands provides valuable medical services, including general and preventive care for newly minted adults ages 18 and above. Healing hands offers care for the treatment of chronic medical conditions, weight loss management, aesthetics, hormone replacement, DOT physicals, Immigration physicals, pain management, and wound care for all.
If you’re dealing with chronic illnesses and you aren’t sure where to start, contact us to set an appointment for your initial consultation.
Internal Medicine is adult dedicated medicine by an Internist who is equipped to deal with problems that range from the simplest to the most complex. Internists are trained puzzle solvers dealing with acute and chronic conditions that at times co-occur together
We specialize in treating acute illness in adults. Dr. Joyce Alase is a board-certified internist.
is a focused specialty catering to our aging (65 years +) population. We focus on improving the quality of our elderly loved ones while helping families navigate the ever-changing phases of getting older.
Health Tips and Info
Managing your health as an adult can be challenging. Sometimes you may feel helpless when facing a serious illness. We recommend consulting a physician before following any advice that you may read online. Here are a few general suggestions that may help alleviate chronic or acute illness:
Reduce or stop consuming tobacco, or second hand smoke.
Exercise regularly and resist a sedentary lifestyle
Eat healthy foods that are low in saturated fat & sugar
Maintain a healthy lifestyle by avoiding excessive alcohol consumption.
Keep track of your symptoms to know when to see your doctor for further evaluation
Get enough sleep every night