COPD

Patient instructed about to controlled copd complications; avoid heavy lifting, avoid outdoors when it is too cold, hot, or humid. High humidity might cause you to become fatigued more quickly. Avoid breathing in quickly and deeply through your mouth after coughing.
The patient was instructed in COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease the importance of avoiding bronchopulmonary irritants such as cigarettes smoking, industrial air pollutants, dust, powders, perfumes, aerosol sprays. The patient was encouraged to use of bronchodilator nebulizers. The patient was taught in adaptive breathing techniques such as deep-breathing exercises, coughing techniques, pursed-lip breathing, and abdominal breathing. The patient was reviewed to avoid persons with infections, especially upper respiratory tract infections. The patient was advised the importance of taking vaccines for influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia. The patient was recommended on cleaning of all home respiratory equipment. The patient was taught in the importance of environmental control, avoid dry air, avoid going out in cold temperatures.
Instructed on the importance of avoiding/reducing exposure to crowds in order to reduce the risk of respiratory infections.
Instructed on some signs/symptoms of respiratory infection, such as: fever, chest pain and chills, among others.
Instructed on some signs/symptoms of respiratory infection, such as: cough (may be productive) and malaise, among others.
Instructed on some signs/symptoms of respiratory infection, such as: cough, fever and shortness of breath, among others.
Instructed on some signs/symptoms of respiratory infection, such as: mucoid or purulent sputum and loss of appetite, among others.
Instructed on some signs/symptoms of respiratory infection, such as: sputum (green, yellow or rust-colored), among others.
Instructed on some signs/symptoms of respiratory infection, such as: loss of appetite and rapid pulse and respirations, among others.
Instructed on the importance of avoiding all respiratory irritants, such as: smoke, dust and air pollution, among others.

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