How To Care For Your Loved One With (COPD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is a common ailment in the elderly population. It is a lung disease characterized by chronic obstruction of lung airflow. It interferes with normal breathing and is not fully reversible. The more familiar terms ‘chronic bronchitis’ and ’emphysema’ are no longer used. But … Read more

Solutions for Better Breathing in Older Adults

 

Caregiver helping with spirometer|Solutions for Better Breathing in Older Adults

 

As we get older, we face various problems. As a result, breathing difficulties or onset of chronic lung disorders are one of the major health concerns.  Another key point, many times and an underlying medical condition can cause breathing problems; however, breathing problems can also stem from a lack of proper physical activity.

Important to realize, older adults with breathing problems take in less oxygen. As a result of this, they have much less energy to perform their daily activities.  Another key point, due to less oxygen and subsequently less energy, older adults tire often and get anxious and depressed easily.  Also, breathing difficulty is a progressive disease and caregivers are therefore advised to provide the utmost care to the elderly.

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