Firstly, try improving the air quality in the home...open windows, keep your home clean and dusted and use a diffuser daily!
Limit contact with household chemicals...go natural.
Start ditching the chemicals in your home and switching them for natural cleaning products. I found doing this slowly and made the switch as each product I had in my home ran out was more affordable!
Practice breathing exercises...
Pursed-lip breathing (This is when a person inhales through their nose and exhales through tightly pursed lips) and Diaphragm breathing (This means contracting the diaphragm in order to breathe more deeply. The belly visibly expands while breathing in, and it deflates when breathing out)
Manage Stress Levels
Emotional stress may weaken the immune system, increasing the risk of respiratory infections.
Practice Mindfulness meditation
A small study done in 2015 found that an 8-week mindfulness meditation course did improve the respiratory rate in people with COPD compared with the control group. The attendee's also reported improved emotional function after six meditation classes!
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(people who took CoQ10 supplements had improved exercise tolerance, less shortness of breath, improved flare-ups, and an improved quality of life)!
Young Living's OmegaGize3™ is what you need here as it combines the power of three core daily supplements—omega-3 fish oil, vitamin D3, and CoQ10 (ubiquinone). These supplements are combined with our proprietary essential oil blend to create an omega-3, fish oil supplement that supports in adults a healthy cardiovascular system, bone health and brain function too.
What Essential Oils Can Help?
People can also use essential oils to open up the airways and clear mucus from the lungs. People can use essential oils in a diffuser or dilute them in a carrier oil and apply to the skin. Essential oils for COPD include:
When to see a doctor
You should see your doctor again if you have any of the following symptoms of a COPD exacerbation:
- more shortness of breath
- more mucus production than usual
- mucus that is yellow, green, or brown
- mucus that is thicker or stickier than usual
- cold and flu symptoms
- increased tiredness
Certain signs and symptoms indicate a severe COPD exacerbation. You should call the emergency services right away if they have the following:
- chest pain
- shortness of breath
- blue lips or fingers
- confusion or agitation
Treating COPD exacerbations early can reduce the likelihood of developing any further complications.
Yes sure, COPD is a chronic condition that can be difficult to manage but it can be managed!
You can reduce their symptoms at home using certain home remedies, including exercises, breathing techniques, dietary supplements, and essential oils.
Of course if the symptoms of COPD get worse, you should see your doctor.
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