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    Effects of COPD on Quality of Life



    SHYAM SUNDER GUPTA (I.M.T.&N.E)


    Effects of COPD on Quality of Life

    The harmful impact COPD can have on quality of life is borne out in the results of a multi-country survey presented at 2011


    How to Conserve Energy When You Have COPD

    Routine activities, such as bathing, grooming and dressing, can take their toll on your energy if you have moderate or severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But planning ahead and using some simple energy-conserving techniques can help you get through these tasks more quickly and with less effort.


    Two key principles to keep in mind

    Plan to carry out these activities when you re feeling most energetic, and gather all the supplies you will need before you start.
    For other useful advice, ask your doctor for a referral to an occupational therapist. She or he can show you additional interventions that can help you conserve energy during your other daily activities.
    Smoking Cessation Counseling
    Medicare offers coverage of prescription drugs aimed at smoking cessation through its prescription drug program known as Medicare Part D. In addition, all Medicare recipients are eligible for up to eight face-to-face tobacco-cessation counseling sessions with a qualified physician or other Medicare-recognized practitioner. Previously, Medicare covered counseling only for recipients who had already been diagnosed with a tobacco-related disease, such as lung cancer or emphysema.
    This new coverage comes as part of the Affordable Care Act, the health-care reform law, which contained a number of measures focused on preventing certain diseases. Roughly 4.5 million Medicare beneficiaries smoke. Treating tobacco-related diseases like lung cancer and COPD is difficult and expensive—between 1995 and 2015, smoking-related conditions are projected to have cost Medicare about $800 billion—so it makes good financial sense to try to prevent them.


    Tips to Sleep Better

    COPD May Cause Problems Sleeping Experts estimate that 33 to 50 percent of all people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)—
    Sleep - MasterfileIf COPD keeps you awake, try these self-care strategies for relief. Avoid napping during the day. You will sleep more soundly if you are truly tired at bedtime. Forgo caffeinated beverages, especially late in the day
    . Avoid taking sleeping pills, both prescription and over-the-counter. Since they slow your breathing during sleep, they can be dangerous if you have COPD.
    If sleep problems persist, ask your doctor whether nighttime oxygen therapy or a continuous positive airwaypressure (CPAP) device worn while sleeping could help.


    Tips to Make Bathing Easier

    Instead of standing in the shower, use a bath stool or take baths.
    Because excess humidity can make it tougher to breathe, use warm water rather than hot, leave the bathroom door open, turn on exhaust fans and open a window whenever possible.
    If washing your hair in the shower, tub or sink is difficult, ask someone else to do it for you. Use a long-handled brush or sponge so you wont need to reach to wash your back and feet. If you rely on oxygen, you can still use it while in the tub or shower—just drape the tube over the shower rod or side of the tub. (It is safe to remove the nasal cannula briefly while washing your face.)
    Dry off by wearing a long terry cloth robe and blotting rather than using a towel to rub yourself dry—it takes less effort.


    COPD & Exercise:-

    Regular exercise can help you breathe easier and feel better
    If chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) leaves you feeling tired and breathless, exercising may be the last thing you want to do. But its near the top of the list of things you should do to alleviate your symptoms.
    While exercise does not directly improve lung function, by conditioning your muscles it helps build your endurance level, which, in turn, improves how well your body uses oxygen. That means you wont have to use as much energy to breathe, and you will be able to do more before you start feeling tired.


    Tips for Exercising With COPD

    Stop exercising if you feel dizzy or weak, have palpitations, become short of breath or experience pain. If you are in a great deal of pain or discomfort, call your doctor.
    Dont exercise outside on high-ozone days or on days that are too cold, hot, or humid. Extreme temperatures can make breathing difficult. If your medications change, ask your doctor whether the adjustment will affect your ability to exercise.
    If your exercise regimen has been interrupted for a few days, reduce your activity level when you resume and then build up to your regular schedule.


    Treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    COPD is not a reversible condition, but treatment can slow its progression (smoking cessation being the most important). Treatments available to help manage the disease include the following:
    Medical treatment
    Behavioral treatment
    Surgical treatment
    Other treatments


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