You can start making these changes today to better manage your condition.
People with COPD are at higher risk for lung infections, which can trigger flare-ups. Wash your hands often, avoid contact with people who are sick, and talk to your doctor about a yearly flu vaccine.
Eating right keeps your body and immune system strong, which is key in COPD. Eat more foods like fruits, vegetables, fish, and whole grains. Cut back on foods like red meat and sugar. Avoid any foods that you have known allergies to.
Become familiar with the signs of a flare-up. Know the nearest hospital you can go to for treatment. Keep the phone numbers of your doctor, hospital, and loved ones, as well as directions to the nearest hospital, on hand. And always keep a list of all your medications ready to give to any health care provider that may need to give you emergency aid.
People with COPD can often feel isolated, anxious, or depressed. Be sure to talk to your doctor if you feel this way. Communicate openly with your friends and family about your feelings. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Smoking is the number one cause of emphysema and chronic bronchitis, together known as COPD. Quitting isn’t easy, but there are more options available today than ever before. Work with your doctor to find a quitting strategy that works for you.
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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The information on this Web site should not take the place of talking with your doctor or health care professional. If you have any questions about your condition, or if you would like more information about SYMBICORT, asthma, or COPD, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Only you and your doctor can decide if SYMBICORT is right for you.