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Caleb Umstead

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Key Topics to Cover With Your Doctor as a COPD Patient

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Nov 4, 2014 1:59:00 PM

Adjusting your daily lifestyle so it benefits your chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one thing, but you should also strive to ask the right questions and discuss exactly how you feel every time you have a doctors appointment.

Being upfront and honest with your doctor about specific symptoms and how they affect you will ensure that you are obtaining full benefits from your appointment.

Don't ever feel embarrassed to tell your doctor something, the more honest you are the better they can help.

During your next appointment with your doctor be sure to bring up the following topics.

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What You Can Do to Improve Someone's Life with COPD

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Nov 3, 2014 11:52:49 AM


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The Many Benefits of Exercising for COPD Patients

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Oct 29, 2014 12:14:00 PM


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Improving Time Management with COPD

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Oct 28, 2014 1:19:39 PM


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Delivering the Best Care for Someone with Stage IV COPD

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Oct 27, 2014 9:33:02 AM


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7 Tips on How to Conquer Sleeping Problems With COPD

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Oct 23, 2014 1:09:22 PM


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How is Stress Affecting Your COPD?

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Oct 22, 2014 1:59:54 PM


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COPD Friendly Recipes for Each Meal of the Day

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Oct 14, 2014 12:51:03 PM

Upon the diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) there are numerous lifestyle changes that are in order to live a healthy life, and one of the hardest lifestyle adjustments for patients is changing how and what they eat.

COPD patients can require up to 10 times more calories than a non-COPD patient to complete daily functions, but patients with COPD have to be extremely cautious with what they eat as it can greatly affect their felt symptoms and well being.

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Help Alleviate COPD Breathlessness with These Simple Tips

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Oct 13, 2014 4:16:36 PM

One of the most frequent symptoms that patients experience with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is breathlessness, and an influx of this symptom alone can really complicate your day.

Breathlessness can be caused due to air pollution, abrupt weather change, stress and excitement, and even pet dander.

Many of the causes for breathlessness are simply out of your control, however, that doesn't mean you need to be confined to the safe haven that is your home.

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Simplify Morning Routines with COPD

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Oct 10, 2014 1:33:10 PM

Showering, getting dressed, and completing the daily load of laundry are basic morning routines, however, if you are a patient who suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) then these basic activities can leave you gasping for breath and at a loss of energy.

Breathlessness is one of the most common side effects and often drains you of energy, thus leaving you tired throughout the day making other plans extremely difficult to follow through with.

Are you sick and tired of getting your day started only to be drained physically shortly after?

If so, like many patients, there are a few minor adjustments to showering, getting dressed, and doing laundry that will preserve energy and make these routines incredibly easier.

All you have to do aside from applying these into your life is continue reading.

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