According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, an estimated 12 million adults have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and many more may be living with the disease without knowing it. While there is no cure for COPD, there are treatments that can effectively ease symptoms, cut the risk of complications, and improve a patient’s quality of life. Live Free Home Health Care is experienced at working with COPD patients and their family members to manage symptoms and ensure that the patient’s home is a safe and symptom-free environment.
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Exercise is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and it’s also an important part of pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD patients. These exercise guidelines from the Cleveland Clinic can help individuals with COPD reduce their symptoms and lead a more active life.
We all live with allergens and irritants in our homes every day with minor complications. But for those suffering from COPD, air quality in the home can have a dramatic impact on health and quality of life. The COPD Foundation lists a few steps people can take to improve in-home air quality.
These 7 tips from About.com can help a person with COPD eat more comfortably and avoid complications from malnutrition.