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Lung Disease First-Aid Kit

5 Feb 2016
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Lung Disease First-Aid Kit

Lung Disease First-Aid Kit

Creating your personal lung disease first-aid kit is an easy way to be ready.

Having a well-stocked first-aid kit is your first step to being prepared for common injuries and emergencies. The basic supplies include adhesive tape, bandage strips, instant cold packs, duct tape, hand sanitizer, eye solution and plastic bags. However, people with chronic lung disease may need to tailor their kits for their specific needs. We’ve come up with ways to keep you safe and prepared with your lung disease first-aid kit.

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Here are some prevention tips:

Lung Disease First-Aid Kit

  • Stop Smoking
  • Attend Pulmonary Rehab
  • Wear a Medical Alert Tag
  • Maintain a Healthy Weight
  • Stay Up-to-date on Vaccinations
  • Avoid Pollutants, Allergens and Pollens
  • Try Doctor Approved Breathing Exercises
  • Follow a Doctor Approved Exercise Program
  • Try Alternative Treatment Options, such as Cellular Therapy

Your lung disease first-aid kit essentials

Lung Disease First-Aid Kit

Emergencies happen, so it’s important to be as prepared as possible. It’s always a good idea to have an emergency plan in place. In combination with the items from a general first-aid kit, here are some suggestions of other items to have in your lung disease first-aid kit.

In case of emergency, call 911.

Prevention is Key

Lung Disease First-Aid Kit

Many people with chronic lung disease such as COPD or pulmonary fibrosis experience difficulty breathing. Preventing symptom flare-ups can help you feel better. One way to know what triggers your symptoms is to keep a journal. Write down what you think caused your symptoms, the date, the time and what symptoms you experienced. At your next doctor’s appointment, take your journal with you, show it to your physician and discuss it with him or her. Your doctor may have strategies to help you prevent future flare-ups.

For people with lung disease, identifying and avoiding symptom triggers is essential. However, that is more easily said than done. Stay healthier by avoiding people who are sick, washing your hands, and seeing your doctor regularly.

Improving Lung Function

Lung Disease First-Aid Kit

When assembling your lung disease first-aid kit, make sure it’s easily accessible and filled with both general first-aid items and items specific to your needs. While the prevention of symptom flare-ups is a key to feeling better, finding the right treatment options for you can also improve your quality of life.

From traditional treatments such as medications and oxygen therapy to alternative treatments such as chiropractic care and cellular therapy, there is hope for people with lung disease. If you or someone you love has a chronic lung disease, you can take action to promote the healing of lung tissue with cellular therapy. The Lung Institute is ready to answer your questions. Contact us today by calling 888-745-6697 to see if you qualify for treatment.

Did our tips help you create your own lung disease first-aid kit? We’d love to hear from you. Leave us a comment below.

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^ Quality of Life Survey data measured the patient’s self-assessed quality of life and measurable quality of improvement at three months of COPD patients.

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