Halloween has passed and we are coming up quickly on the holiday season. This can be a taxing time of year for all of us but it can be especially tough on those battling a respiratory condition. We want you to be able to stay healthy and make holiday memories with your family and friends. We put together this guide for COPD patients as well as those hosting respiratory patients over the holiday season to help out!
November is COPD Awareness Month. Specifically the third Wednesday of the month is COPD awareness day. That’s coming up next week on the 15th!
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. The term COPD comprises several diseases the two most prevalent being emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Most people diagnosed with COPD have a combination of both. One of the most common symptoms of COPD is a chronic cough and excess mucus production. This chronic cough can lead to tightness of the chest, wheezing, and shortness of breath.
It’s hard to believe that fall is here and we’re well on our way to holiday season. It signals that the end of the year is fast approaching and that means that the deadline to spend the funds in your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) is approaching as well. Many plans rollover until the next year, while some have a, use it or lose it clause. To avoid losing your ability to utilize funds that are rightfully yours, it’s important to find out which kind of plan you have.