Break it up into small parts. Make one side of the bed at a time. Avoid bending—sit on a chair instead. Sit down to change pillowcases and take a little rest.
Try meals with short preparation times, like frozen foods and ready mixes. Sit at a table or counter to mix ingredients or chop and slice vegetables. Use a wheeled utility cart to move large pots and other items around, or slide them instead of lifting.
A cutting board that fits over the sink. A hose to add water to pots and pans. Avoiding things that need constant attention, like stirring. Using lightweight dishes and double-handled pots and pans.
Shop on weekdays or evenings when stores are less crowded. Get a shopping buddy. Ask for help reaching for things beyond your grasp. Use a rolling cart to bring groceries home. You can also shop online and get your groceries delivered right to your door!
Use a rolling cart to carry your clothes. Put front-loading washers and dryers on raised blocks to avoid bending. Use permanent-press settings to avoid ironing. Sit down when you fold your clothes.
Be careful—dust can be an irritant. Avoid dusting if you can, but if you do dust, use a long-handled duster to avoid reaching and climbing, and to keep particles at a distance. When vacuuming, move slowly, use pursed-lip breathing, maintain good posture, and take frequent breaks.
Stand up straight and avoid bending. Use a long-handled dustpan to collect your sweeping. For scrubbing, use a long-handled sponge mop. Move slowly, use pursed-lip breathing, and take frequent breaks.
COPD: SYMBICORT 160/4.5 mcg is used long-term to improve symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, for better breathing and fewer flare-ups.
Asthma: SYMBICORT is for the treatment of asthma in patients 6 years and older whose asthma is not well-controlled with an asthma-control medicine such as an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) or whose asthma warrants treatment with both an ICS and a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA).
SYMBICORT is not used to relieve sudden breathing problems and will not replace a rescue inhaler.Please see full Prescribing Information and Patient Information, and discuss with your doctor.
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