HELP COPD PATIENTS LIVE A BETTER LIFE

Original Publishing dateOctober 13, 2017 
Publisher: Everyday Health 
AuthorDenise Mann (a freelance health writer in New York) 

“While there may be times when COPD limits your ability to do even simple activities like walking or cooking, the good news is that COPD doesn’t have to render you powerless.” 

Living with COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – a progressive lung disease) can be really difficult. Its symptoms may include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightening. 

As it is a progressive disease, it gets worse over time making the patient more uncomfortable. This article shares some tips to help a COPD patient live a better life.

Some of the tips involve steps that one can take at a daily level,- such as avoiding germs, staying away from crowds during cold and flu season, no smoking, maintaining your body by exercising daily and managing and balancing one’s diet according to various prescriptions. 

“Regular exercise and a minimum of seven hours of sleep per night are the best stress reducers out there” 

On the other hand, one can take help medically as well. Such steps may include getting vaccinated, talking to a doctor about how to develop an exercise regimen and practicing breathing techniques. 

 

 

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