Currently there is no cure for COPD, however there are lots of things you can do to manage it better so that it doesn't impact on your life too much. The first step is to learn as much as you can about the condition and the steps you can put in place to control it.
What is COPD?
- Chronic asthma
- Chronic emphysema
- Chronic bronchitis
Symptoms of COPD
- Shortness of breath – feeling puffed
- Lung secretions – due to the damaged airways producing more mucus than normal
Treatment of COPD
Smoking cessation will improve the health of your lungs and slow down the progression of COPD. If you continue to smoke your symptoms will progress far more quickly. If you need help with quitting, call us and we can help you, or check out websites such as Once And For All.
Activity and Exercise
Do you need to know more about COPD? Need to talk to a Nurse?
Are you struggling with COPD? Alternatively, you have ideas of how we might be able to help you help us continue working with people and families in the Waikato with asthma or COPD? Whatever it is, please don't hesitate to get in touch.