While working on research and a few other things I saw this and thought I would share it here since this is need and dear to my heart...
Please read completely and share your questions in the comments.. you never know who you may be able to help ..
*** Questions to ask your doctor about COPD***
1) Am I using my medication correctly?
In order to get the most out of your COPD treatment, take your medications just as they are prescribed. Some inhalers and nebulizers can be tricky to use. Show your doctor how you are using your medication to make sure you are doing it correctly. Use this COPD Management Plan to stay organized.
2) What should I do if I feel my COPD worsening?
Talk to your doctor about what you should do if you feel your COPD worsening, or you are having an exacerbation. You can help prevent hospitalization by knowing what symptoms to look for and how to best handle them. The COPD Management Plan you complete with your doctor will help you know what actions to take based on your symptoms.
3) Can you refer to me a pulmonary rehabilitation program?
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program of education and exercise classes that teach you about your lungs and your disease, and how to exercise, strengthen my breathing muscles and be more active with less shortness of breath. The classes take place in a group setting, giving you the chance to meet others with your condition while both giving and receiving support. Many people with COPD experience physical and emotional benefits from participating in pulmonary rehabilitation.
4) What vaccinations do I need?
With COPD, a cold or other respiratory infection can become very serious. Get vaccinated against the flu and pneumonia, and encourage family and those around you to do the same. It is also a good idea to wash your hands often, practice good oral hygiene and avoid crowds and people who are ill.
5) What else can I do to improve my lung health and quality of life?
Many COPD patients find relief through breathing exercises. If you have COPD, you might feel isolated or depressed. Connecting with social support through pulmonary rehabilitation programs, Better Breathers Clubs, the Lung HelpLine, or online support communities can not only help you emotionally but physically as well. Find help to stop smoking. Talk with your doctor about all of the ways you can maintain a good quality of life while living with COPD.
For more information visit this website- https://www.lung.org/…/c…/top-5-questions-to-ask-your-doctor
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Please be patient as I will be answering them as quickly as possible.
Please make sure you share because the more the merrier and the better the success this "Free Clinic" will be..
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Below are the first two tweets on our now active Twitter "Free Clinic" account---
More About Social Media Outlets-
People have asked---Where to find 5 Elements Coaching on the social media platforms beyond our website. Well, there are several options of where you can join in and get up to date information in various forms-
5 Elements Coaching Facebook Page ... Hosts a Mid-Weekly Virtual Cafe Check In on Wednesdays at 4 pm NOW!! Shares other posts from time to time here too.
At some point, looking to add a LIVE session for our COPD Facebook page which is geared for those with COPD or lung ailments and hoping to incorporate a Podcast for 5ElementsCoachingandMore on Instagram... working on uploading more information on these sites too.
Also we are on Linkedin to share nutrition, health and wellness articles along with Pinterest to share interesting pins and YouTube for videos... NOW also on Twitter, which is being geared towards a "Free Clinic"!!
Basically, you can join in with one or all, depending on your social media preference... but the main place for all this information that we share will be compiled mostly on our website blog!
Hope this helps and answers the question of where you can find - 5 Elements Coaching on the net...
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