Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) management focuses on education and increasing the quality of life for people who are living with respiratory disease.
How to Treat and Manage Your COPD
COPD treatment, which may include oxygen therapy, will help reduce symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. COPD management is aimed at increasing independence, mobility and quality of life for those living with the disease.
There are many different ways to treat and manage COPD. Your VitalAire clinical team and your healthcare provider will work together to create a comprehensive care plan that’s right for you and your lifestyle. This may include:
Home oxygen therapy
Physical activity and exercise programs
Flu and pneumococcal vaccinations
Smoking cessation programs
Humidified high flow therapy
COPD Treatment With Oxygen Therapy
Oxygen is essential for life and critical to your health and wellbeing. If you have COPD or any other respiratory-related illness, it can affect the amount of oxygen your body absorbs. A decrease in oxygen may lead to damage of your body's major organs, including your heart, brain, kidneys, and muscles. As your condition worsens, it may become increasingly more difficult to enjoy simple daily activities.
Your healthcare provider may prescribe oxygen therapy as part of your treatment plan to help you manage your disease. Long-term oxygen therapy treatment (LTOT) can help regulate and maintain normal blood oxygen levels by administering oxygen-enriched air from pure oxygen sources.
VitalAire offers a wide range of oxygen therapy products that support mobility and increased quality of life for people who are living with respiratory disease:
- Stationary and portable oxygen concentrators
- Oxygen cylinders
- Homefill concentrators
- Liquid oxygen tanks
Improving Quality of Life With COPD Management
Symptoms like coughing, weezing, and low energy levels can have a significant impact on your quality of life. With long term oxygen therapy (LTOT), you can increase the level of oxygen in your blood and improve your quality of life. If used as prescribed, Oxygen therapy can help you:
- Do simple tasks like make your bed, dress, clean, climb stairs, take a shower and shop
- Do what you love to do - travel, spend time with your family, or pursue a hobby
- Gain more energy
- Feel better during symptom flare ups
- Exercise (with the support of your doctor), or go out
- Regain your appetite and gain weight
- Prevent memory problems
- Improve concentration and mood swings
- Sleep better so you feel less tired during the day
- Increase walking distance
- Stay more active and less breathless with exertion
- Develop autonomy
Living with COPD
Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) consists of reducing symptoms and slowing the progression of the disease. Find out how you can continue enjoying your life while living with COPD and home oxygen therapy.