World COPD Day 2018

November 21, 2018

World COPD Day

If you suffer from Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD), simple tasks can start to feel larger than life. While there is no cure, there are steps you can take to improve your health and quality of life.

  • Avoid cigarette smoke. If you smoke, quitting is the most important step in treating your COPD. It is also important to avoid second-hand smoke and other air pollutants.
  • Practice proper hygiene – especially during cold and flu season. Cold and flu are common COPD triggers. It is important to avoid those with respiratory infections, get your flu shot and wash your hands often and correctly.
  • Adopt a healthy lifestyle. Talk to your doctor about how you can adjust your diet and exercise routine to improve your overall health.
  • Take your medication properly. Make sure you are adhering to your medicine regime and talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns. Using a chamber with your inhaler may help you get the most out of your medication.
  • Try using a drug-free device, like the Aerobika* OPEP device, to help clear excess mucus. See how it has helped Patty in the video below:


If you have any questions or concerns about how to best manage your COPD, check out the links below or talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

 

The Lung Association

Living Well with COPD

Global Initiative for COPD