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In addition to taking a maintenance medication, such as STIOLTO RESPIMAT, every day, here are some things you can do to help ease your breathing.
In addition to taking a maintenance medication,
such as STIOLTO RESPIMAT, every day, here
are some things you can do to help ease your breathing.
Quit smoking right away. It may take several tries, but this is the only proven way to slow the progression of COPD. Ask family members to help you.
Avoid germs. For example, be careful about shaking hands with people with a cold or the flu, and be sure to wash your hands often.
Add breathing exercises to your routine. Speak to your doctor about specific techniques that can help you get the air you need without working so hard to breathe.
Join a support program or group. Signing up for an educational support program, like RespiPoints™, can help you get the most out of your COPD treatment.
Stay active. Some low-impact exercise, such as walking, stretching, and gentle strengthening exercises can help build endurance so you can enjoy activities longer.
Avoid triggers. These can include things that irritate your airways, such as dust, burning fuel, chemicals, or cigarette smoke.
Eat right. A balanced diet can help your body get the nutrients it needs to stay strong.
Get vaccinated. While COPD is not the same as the flu or pneumonia, getting vaccinated against other respiratory illnesses can help you avoid infections that make symptoms worse.
Get your family on board. Let them know what you're going through, and ask them to help you stay on track with your medication and treatment.
Talk to your doctor. Keep lines of communication open with your physician and let him or her know about any changes in your condition.
Taking STIOLTO RESPIMAT at the same time every day can significantly improve your breathing. But remember, STIOLTO is not for sudden COPD symptoms. Always carry a rescue inhaler.