Life after a COPD diagnosis can either seem somewhat the same as before, or tremendously different, depending on how a person experiences the condition and how it has progressed. Either way though, it’s SO important for everyone to know that one can still live a fulfilling life despite COPD symptoms,!
There are many tips that people in the community have learned after collective decades (maybe even centuries!) of living with COPD, so we decided to make a point of talking about them this month! Would you join us by learning about new tips or sharing your own?
If you want to be involved in this topic, also known as this month’s community spotlight activities, here are some ways to do that…
What’s the BEST tip you ever got for living life with COPD?
Have a COPD-related story about tips you like to give to others? Share your story with the community!
If you’re on Twitter, follow us there to talk about this topic! Tweet us at @copd_hu with any tips and tricks you use to live the best life you can with COPD!
See how other community members talk about tips for living life with COPD!
Simple Strategies for Improving your cough
By John Bottrell
Some people with COPD tend to produce lots of mucus and have trouble coughing it up. This mucus can obstruct airways, increase your risk for developing lung infections, and may cause flare-ups. Here are a few simple strategies for improving your cough that you can do by yourself…
Dos and Don’ts for Taking COPD Medications
By Kathi MacNaughtonWhen you have COPD, medications are often an important part of your treatment plan. Some medications work to control or lessen symptoms, while others are aimed more at comfort. But it’s important to note that medications only work when you take them as prescribed…
READ MORE5 Tips After a COPD Diagnosis
By Michelle Vincent
Cough. Cough. “I don’t know why I’m so tired and I can’t breathe. Maybe it’ll blow over” might be the way it started.“Go to the doctor,” you say to yourself later when you’re not better. Or a loved one says to you out of concern. So you see your doctor. Again. And then again…
My Top 6 Favorite Strategies for Managing COPD
By John Bottrell
If you’ve ever been to a hospital for COPD, then you’ve probably met a respiratory therapist like me. Once we get you feeling better, the next goal is to make sure you stay healthy, which means breathing easy. Here are my favorite strategies for managing COPD…
Tips for Successful Outings with COPD
By Mary Ultes
I do most of my traveling by car. A short trip or a long trip, I’m always prepared or I try to be, but even the best laid plans can go wrong. When preparing to go out I think of the old saying “if anything can go wrong it will” and I prepare accordingly…
Tips for Maximizing Quality of Life with COPD
By Kathi MacNaughton
Living with any chronic illness, especially one that makes it hard to breathe, as COPD does, is no walk in the park. But the good news is that with the proper treatment and lifestyle, people who have COPD can live happy, productive lives for many years…
By Tonya Hidalgo
It is no secret that anxiety goes hand in hand with COPD as symptoms worsen. Once the shortness of breath, or dyspnea, becomes severe enough to cause fear, dealing with anxiety may not be far behind. It is not something that anyone wants in his/her life, but sometimes it is just the reality of the situation…