What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

According to the Canadian Lung Association COPD is short for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. COPD is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and refractory (non-reversible) asthma. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness.

While COPD is a disease commonly caused by smoking, and there is currently no cure, you can slow the progression of COPD and improve your lung function by quitting smoking.

Click here, What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?, to view a slideshow with a good overview about COPD and ways it can be treated.

The best way to prevent COPD is to never smoke, but of course many people do. If you’re ready to end your addiction to nicotine, contact Calgary Laserworks at 403-301-3730. We are truly here to help you succeed.

Give yourself the gift of laser therapy & sail through the Christmas chaos this year

The Christmas season can be such a beautiful time, but is often crazy hectic & filled with much pressure & unwelcome stress.

Most of us have many responsibilities during the holiday season, which if we don’t manage well, leave our emergency stress response turned “on” most of the time. The more your body’s stress system is activated, the harder it is to shut off.

Chronic stress disrupts nearly every system in your body and can lead to serious health problems. It can raise our blood pressure, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, and suppress our immune systems. Not to mention it can speed up the aging process, and really, who needs that?!

Managing stress in our lives is all about taking charge and being in control of our thoughts, our emotions, our schedule, our environment, and the way we handle our issues. The mind is so powerful no matter how we choose to use it and we always have a choice about the way we respond.

Calgary Laserworks is all about helping people empower themselves to live a healthier, happier life…including YOU!

Call 403-301-3730 today to arrange an appointment.

Reduce stress & anxiety BEFORE the hectic holiday season!

Many people find their stress increases rather than decreases during the holiday season. Pressure on finances, visiting family members, and in some cases travel, can all wreak havoc on our central nervous systems.

Calgary Laserworks offers laser therapy and reflexology, both of which are effective forms of therapy to help provide relief and reduce the stress and anxiety in your life.

Be proactive and take time for YOU! You’ll be amazed when your system is restored, your stress and anxiety calm down, and you are back control.

Reflexology

Reflexology can help with your health in the following ways:

– Promotes relaxation
– Fights depression
– Lessens fatigue
– Improves blood circulation
– Relieves body pains
– Releases congestion or stress in the nervous system and balances the body’s energy

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is safe, easy, affordable, and effective. The calming nature of laser therapy is known to:

– Decrease heart rate
– Lower blood pressure
– Relax muscles
– Stimulate the release of endorphins, those natural “feel-good” chemicals, creating a sense of overall well-being

Call 403-301-3730 to arrange your appointment today.

It’s almost time to “fall back”

Daylight savings time comes to an end this Sunday, November 6, 2022 so time to turn back your clocks.

Set your clocks back an hour at 2am and enjoy an extra hour of sleep Saturday night!

Dangers of Secondhand Smoke

“Secondhand smoke is a mixture of two forms of smoke that come from burning tobacco: side-stream smoke (the smoke from the lighted end of a cigarette) and mainstream smoke (the smoke inhaled and exhaled by a smoker). Side-stream smoke is more toxic than mainstream smoke, as it has much higher concentrations of cancer-causing substances. There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.” — Tobacco Stops with Me.com

Exposure to secondhand smoke continues to be a serious health problem. In fact, non-smokers exposed to secondhand smoke absorb the same harmful chemicals as smokers. Studies show that even low levels of secondhand smoke exposure can be harmful causing numerous health problems including increasing your risk for lung disease, heart disease, heart attacks and strokes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis), and many life-threatening cancers.

Secondhand smoke effects everyone and everything around you — children, pregnant women, people with breathing issues, your family, your friends, your co-workers. If you’re a smoker, isn’t it time to let it go? It’s truly never too late.

Calgary Laserworks is here to help you succeed…FREEDOM…at last! Get in touch today at 403-301-3730.

 

 

 

 

 

What Happens to Your Body When You Quit Smoking?

Countless studies have shown that the effects from smoking cigarettes over time can have significant negative health benefits. The article below discusses the risks associated with smoking and what happens to the human body when you quit smoking. It’s never too late to quit, and when you do, the organs of your body will thank you for it.

https://www.respiratorytherapyzone.com/quit-smoking-effects-body/

Combine Calgary Laserworks ‘Stop Smoking Program’ with a true desire to kick the habit and you’ll be on the road to success. Call 403-301-3730 today. We’re truly here to help you succeed.