Creating an Action Plan for COPD Flare-Ups

If you live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it’s essential you have an action plan for flare-ups.  According to COPD.net, actions plans serve three purposes: to help prevent flare-ups, to realize when you’re having a flare-up, and what to do when you’re experiencing a flare-up.

MORE: Six ways to help you take care of your lungs

Prevention
The best course of action is to try and prevent flare-ups from occurring in the first place. While you won’t always be successful, putting into practice good health habits will help.

Here are a few ways you can help prevent flare-ups:

  • Quitting smoking
  • Taking medication as directed
  • Eating healthily
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Resting well
  • Exercising regularly
  • Avoiding people who are ill
  • Washing your hands regularly
  • Avoiding lung irritants like pollution, dust, pet dander, secondhand smoke
  • Getting yearly flu and pneumonia vaccinations

MORE: Five steps to a COPD-friendly diet.

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  1. Kathryn Douville says:

    The flu and pneumonia vaccines did not prevent me from contracting both at the same time this year. I do not think they are beneficial and may in fact be harmful

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