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I was diagnosed with COPD/ Emphysema last year and breathing was easier during the winter. But know I have less energy and it's harder to breathe. I'm trying to find a way to make it
Gets hotter, any advice would be appreciated as I am also a firefighter.

  1. , thank you for stopping by. The changing seasons can indeed be tough to navigate but you are not alone! We have more content on this topic which can be found by clicking the 'Search' feature at the top of the screen and typing relevant words like 'heat' and 'hot weather'. Thank you again for being here and wishing you a lovely day. - John M. (Team Member)

    1. I try to take it as easy as I can but sometimes I have to push myself but I'm finding that I don't have the energy to keep pushing and wearing 106 lbs of gear doesn't help. I'm trying to find the best way to work it. I'm finding that drinking almost frozen water helps. im finding that I'm getting short of breath faster no matter what I do and need to see a specialist to see what he says

    2. got it. It worked. Thank you!

  2. I can no longer wear an air tank and am unable to go inside the fire so I fight it from the outside, plus I can do everything else providing the weather doesn't get to hot.

    1. Hi again, bri178, and thanks for your response to my question (below). I am glad to hear you are still able to perform as a firefighter. Your service is appreciated.
      Leon (site moderator)

  3. Hello . Sorry posted something here but I accidentally deleted again. Twice 🤦🏽‍♀️.... Anyways, just a tip. Don’t know if it’ll work for you but it’s worth a try. Chew mint flavor gums or candy. The very minty flavors. I like mentos and tridents. They do the magic for me. They really help ease breathing for me. Especially when I have to wear mask. The weather where I’m from is 80-98 degrees fahrenheit and sometimes goes up to 100.. so I just take one of the mint and go about my day. Good Luck !

    1. Hi Klyde, and thanks for chiming in here with your own support and encouragement. We also appreciate you sharing your own personal experience when it comes to managing this condition.
      We value both your input and your feedback.
      All the best,
      Leon (site moderator)

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