CHARLESTON INTERNAL MEDICINE WANTS TO HELP YOU MANAGE YOUR COPD THIS WINTER
Daylight savings time has passed which means the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder! For some, the cold weather and shorter days are a refreshing change. However, if you suffer from COPD, chances are you dread winter.
One of your top priorities with COPD should be to stay healthy and avoid getting sick. During the winter months, cold and flu season is at its peak, it's important that you are extra vigilant on your quest to stay healthy. If possible, do your best to avoid large crowds and make sure all of your friends and family know not to come over when they are feeling under the weather. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine for the common cold. The best way to protect yourself from falling ill with the flu is to get your flu shot! Another key vaccine to speak with your doctor about is the pneumonia vaccine. By staying on top of your vaccinations you can drastically reduce your chances of getting sick.