I take Spirivia, it is a great medication for me and has helped in my battle to overcome COPD. I found it on the internet when it first came to the United States. When, I went on an office visit to see my doctor, I asked him if it would be a good drug for me to try. He told me he would look into it for me. I also take Symbicort and Singular. I was able to get off the Prednisone a year ago but when I needed the drug it helped save my life.
As a disclaimer all drug manufactures state that COPD is a progressive disease that does not get better. They want you to know that they are not a cure. They may not be a cure but they can help with the relief of symptoms. With the relief of your symptoms you can to do the work you need to do to improve your health. You can improve your health with diet and exercise. You cannot wait till you feel like exercising, you have to get up and do what Nike says “Just do it” if you are going to overcome COPD.
Yes, exercise is a powerful part of overcoming COPD. My first step was to go to respiratory therapy. The next step was to join 24 Hour Fitness where I walked to the front desk and rested. At first I would walk around the track 15 feet and rest, 15 feet and rest. The next challenge was to walk 1.7 on the treadmill, it is hard to go that slow. Now, I can walk at a normal speed on the treadmill or elliptical. This did not happen overnight. Exercise, determination, changes in diet, along with proper medication and I now have 98% blood oxygen levels. I play golf and have a part-time job I enjoy. Overcoming COPD is possible, get started today.
I OVER CAME COPD. I over came COPD through exercise, diet and taking my medication. I went from having no problem applying for my disability benefits and considering having a lung transplant to playing golf and having a part-time job I really like. I did not to this overnight. How did it happen? One day at a time my health slowly improved. Each improvement encouraged me to push for the next improvement. My daily use of Singulair, Symbicort, and Spiriva have helped me regain a healthier life. Acting on the belief that I could get better, believing six powerful words, I feel healthy, happy and terrific carried me through, exercise and diet changes, that have led to a 98% blood oxygen level and a great life. I BELIEVE YOU CAN OVERCOME COPD THROUGH DIET, EXERCISE AND MEDICATION, TOO!