krysti_with_a_k Krystina Ostermeyer

Krystina Ostermeyer, Author at New Life Outlook

About Krystina

Krysti is a 30-something wife to Brad, and mother to Logan. She also happens to suffer from anxiety and has had migraines since she was 12 years old. In August of 2017, she also had a meningioma (a benign brain tumor) removed.

She writes for the anxiety and migraine of NewLifeOutlook, as well as a variety of other communities.

She is an RN with over ten years of nursing experience, which has enabled her to help many people with a variety of chronic conditions in her career. Her nursing experience has spanned from floor nursing on a telemetry unit, working with heart patients, to working in an allergy/immunotherapy clinic, to working in a diabetes education office. She enjoys helping people living healthier, more fulfilling lives, while also learning from her patients.

In addition to her work, she enjoys reading, yoga (she is a yoga instructor and believes it can help with chronic pain!), traveling, cooking and baking, and enjoying a good cup of coffee.

In addition to her freelance writing and nursing career, she enjoys writing for pleasure. Her son has food allergies, and she enjoys blogging about her family's journey.

Krystina's Work

COPD Lung Sounds

What Type of Lung Sounds Are Heard With COPD?

When you have COPD, your lungs can make some interesting sounds like wheezing and crackling. Here are seven COPD lung sounds to be fully aware of.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on October 30, 2018
COPD Symptoms

The Symptoms of COPD and What Causes Them

Symptoms often don’t become obvious until the lungs have significant damage. COPD symptoms include shortness of breath, chronic cough and more.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on September 4, 2018
what is copd?

A Guide to Understanding What COPD Is (And Isn’t)

What is COPD? At a very basic level, COPD is a group of several progressive lung disorders that occur simultaneously causing breathing problems.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on June 5, 2018
Choosing Clothes for COPD

What Should You Wear If You Have COPD?

You will likely be choosing clothes for COPD based on how comfortable they are, because you know comfort and conserving energy are important.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on May 8, 2018
COPD Treatment

7 COPD Treatment Options Worth Researching

We’ve compiled general and need-to-know information about COPD treatment. Here's what you need to know about these seven popular treatment options.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on May 2, 2018
COPD and Pulmonary Edema

Everything You Need to Know About COPD and Pulmonary Edema

COPD has a laundry list of complications and one of these complications is pulmonary edema. Here's what you need to know about COPD and pulmonary edema.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on April 11, 2018
COPD and Heart Failure Risk

The Link Between COPD and Heart Failure

COPD and heart failure can go hand in hand. Your heart and lungs work as a team, so simply having COPD makes your heart work harder. 
by Krystina Ostermeyer on April 3, 2018
Affording COPD Treatment

Having Trouble Affording COPD Medications? Here Are Some Options

COPD medications can be very expensive, and since they’re life-long additions to your treatment plan, it’s important to find ways to keep costs down.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on March 27, 2018
COPD and Dizziness

Is Dizziness a Symptom of COPD?

If you have COPD, you may experience dizziness. Why? A buildup of carbon dioxide in the blood can happen at night when you are not getting proper air.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on March 13, 2018
Places to Avoid With COPD

Places to Avoid With COPD: Steer Clear of These Cities!

Here are some of the places to avoid with COPD that may not be the best choice for you when visiting and traveling in 2018.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on March 6, 2018
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