What can I do to manage my COPD?
Many people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) need to take long-term maintenance medications every day, even when they are having good days. It's important to remember that results may not be felt immediately with maintenance medicines in the same way they are with a rescue inhaler.
In addition to COPD medications, there are other ways to help manage your COPD symptoms, some of which you may already be doing. Check with your doctor about what is most appropriate for you.
- Exercise regularly
- Eat well
- Have a positive mindset
- Get plenty of rest
- Stay on treatment
- Stop smoking if you haven't already, and avoid secondhand smoke
TRY THIS TECHNIQUE TO HELP YOUR BREATHING
Pursed-Lip Breathing provides a quick and easy way to slow your pace of breathing, making each breath more effective. This allows old air to move out of the lungs and new air to enter the lungs, helping you relax.
The Pursed-Lip Breathing Technique can be done in just a few steps:
Nice and slowly.
Go beyond symptoms
It's important to talk about more than just your symptoms with your doctor. You'll find some helpful ideas for your next visit in this handy discussion guide.VIEW GUIDE
Once-daily TRELEGY is a prescription medicine used long term to treat COPD, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both, for better breathing and fewer flare-ups. TRELEGY is not used to relieve sudden breathing problems and won't replace a rescue inhaler. TRELEGY is not for asthma.