November is COPD Awareness Month
According to the American Lung Association, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) affects over 13 million people and is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Fortunately, HAP has several resources to help you prevent or manage the disease.
|CareTrack™ COPD Program
HAP's CareTrack™ program can help you to better understand and manage your COPD. The program is free to members and offers support from a nurse health coach to keep you on track. Visit the CareTrack™ website to learn more about COPD and to download helpful tools like a COPD action plan or checklist.
People with COPD often face barriers when it comes to exercising, such as shortness of breath or low energy. Find out how to overcome these barriers, and learn more tips for healthy living in the COPD edition of HAP's Health Chronicle newsletter.
|Know Your Triggers
Even if your COPD is usually under control, it is common to have occasional flare ups, or exacerbations. These flare ups are usually caused by an irritant or trigger, and are more common during the colder months. Learn how to identify your triggers so you can understand how to avoid them.