Will a dehumidifier help with COPD patient?!


Will a dehumidifier help with COPD patient?


Byron is correct. Most people with severe lung disease have more difficulty breathing when humidity levels reach 75% and above. If the humidity is accompanied with high temperatures (90 degrees and above) the breathing can become impossible. I have a terminal lung disease and I cannot take much humidity at all. If I breathe humid air and the ambient temperature is 85 or above, I feel like I am drowning. It is important to work with the patient and the patient's pulmonologist to find some sort of balance. If the patient lives in Arizona, then he/she probably doesn't need a dehumidifier. If the patient lives on the coast of Florida, a dehumidifier is a great idea, but a move to a drier climate might even be better.

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