COPD Support - Ready for help?

I'm ready for COPD support, what next?

 

Regular treatment and maintaining a healthy lifestyle by eating a nutritious, balanced diet and taking regular exercise can help you to control your symptoms and slow the progression of COPD. This can seem daunting at first, but it's important to remember that you are not alone and support is available.¹

Seated gentleman playing guitar in the garden while receiving oxygen therapy

Benefits of Pulmonary Rehab² for COPD sufferers

  • Decrease in symptoms
  • Better day-to-day functioning
  • Increased ability to exercise
  • Better management of anxiety
Laughing couple enjoying the benefits of COPD therapy

Therapy Benefits¹

  • Control of symptoms
  • The ability to continue living your life
  • Slows down disease progression
  • Easier breathing

Therapy options

  • Ventilation

    Ventilation

    Philips Respironics COPD ventilation solutions can help reduce the burden and breathe for you. Learn more about COPD AVAPS therapy & COPD ventilation therapy.

  • Spacers

    Spacers

    A spacer is a chamber that attaches to your inhaler and supports medication delivery into your lungs.

  • Compressor nebulizer systems

    Compressor nebulizer systems

    Nebulizers deliver your medication where it's needed most - your lungs. Many medications begin to work much quicker as a result.

  • Muscle training

    Muscle training

    Using a muscle trainer can improve your breath strength, exercise tolerance and quality of life.

  • Monitoring

    Monitoring

    Take greater control of your life and therapy with measurements that can provide you useful information about your condition.

  • Airway clearance

    Airway clearance

    Coughing is the body’s way of clearing mucus from the lungs. If you can no longer cough you may benefit from using an airway clearance device.

  • Oxygen

    Oxygen

    Oxygen therapy can help reduce shortness of breath, make you feel better and allow you to remain active longer.

References

1. Healthline. COPD and You: Managing Your Symptoms.
http://www.healthline.com/health/copd/and-you-symptom-management#1
Accessed on 10 July 2015.

For informational purposes only, not to replace physician's directions.