LIVE WELL WITH COPD

Hints and Tips for Self Management

WINTER IS COMING!

If you have not done so already, check with your GP or Pharmacist about the Flu Jab.


Keep up your exercise to remain fit and mobile but when you go out and about wrap up warm.  Use a hat, scarf and gloves

Think about taking a small bottle of hand sanitiser or wipes with you.  Many winter infections can be spread via the hands when touching things.


Ensure you have enough supplies of inhalers and medication.


It would be worthwhile to purchase a finger oximeter and check oxygen saturation levels and heart rate on a regular basis.  If the levels drop from your normal readings then it is a good indication that an exacerbation is imminent so book to see your respiratory nurse, GP or start on your rescue pack of steroids and anti biotics.