Recently, COPD Foundation President and Co-founder John Walsh was featured in American Profile Magazine, discussing “How to Live Well With COPD.”
American Profile: Given your personal experience with the condition, what are some of your best tips for living with COPD?An excerpt:
John Walsh: I think first, take care of yourself. Don’t give up. Make certain that you maintain the regimen of medications that your doctor prescribes. Adherence is so important for someone with COPD to reduce the symptoms, which ultimately helps to reduce the exacerbations, the lung infections, and the lung flare-ups that we get. During flu season, you also want to avoid people who are sick. Everybody wants to avoid somebody sneezing in their face or germs being passed on. But if you have COPD, you definitely want to avoid those exposures. If something makes you cough, you definitely don’t want to be exposed to it.
Click here to read the full article on American Profile Magazine’s website.