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COPD at Home: What You Can Do to Manage Your Symptoms

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Nov 30, 2017

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, produces a large amount of mucus in the respiratory system that can cause coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, and extreme fatigue. It’s a progressive disease, which means that it gets worse over time.

You can manage the symptoms of COPD to slow its progression. This is called self-management: taking individual steps to reduce the impact of COPD on your overall health. Here’s a big list of ways to do it.

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Topics: COPD

Common COPD Triggers and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Oct 23, 2017

Living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) means looking out for triggers that make it worse. A trigger is anything in your environment that makes you cough, wheeze, sneeze, feel short of breath, or fatigue easily. Here’s a list of common triggers - some of which may surprise you.

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Topics: COPD