Although there is no cure for both asthma and COPD, with early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, individuals with these lung diseases should expect to experience less shortness of breath, better exercise tolerance, fewer hospitalizations and improved quality of life. Therefore, if patients manage their lung disease well, it doesn’t have to limit what they can do. This means that individuals with asthma or COPD can lead normal, active lives.
Marathon Family Health Team has a Certified Respiratory Educator that can help patients manage their lung condition and ensure that they are correctly using their prescribed medications (e.g. puffers).