When you have a disability or chronic illness, one of the most important things you can do is to learn as much as you can about it. The more you know, the easier it should be to get a handle on those days when you feel like it is a constant battle and you are not sure you are winning.
Knowing the language or words that go with COPD/Asthma is a great way to start or to continue to refresh a person’s knowledge of the ins and outs of the lifelong health companion which we are dealing with.
With that, we discuss some of what we call ‘must know words’ of life with COPD/Asthma – and today we will discuss briefly the importance of cleaner air by using ‘HEPA Filters’.
‘HEPA’ stands for ‘high-efficiency particulate air’ or a specially designed filter that removes nearly all tiny particles from the air.
While air filters for home heating/air conditioning systems are always necessary, those folks with chronic illnesses and/or disabilities (especially when they include asthma, severe allergies, COPD, and other lung/sinus difficulties) should always be using specific ‘HEPA’ filters because of their outstanding ability to trap smaller, tiny airborne particles that could otherwise irritate the lungs and/or sinuses.
A ‘HEPA filter’ is designed to trap even minute pollen, dog/cat dander and dust-mite feces type particles. These filters can be found and used in home heating/air conditioning systems, vacuum cleaners, air cleaners and even some wood shop equipment.
When using ‘HEPA Filters’, and it is recommended, you should be sure to schedule monthly checks and change them as often as necessary to keep the air environment around you as clean and ‘trigger’ free as possible.
In your own individual battle with COPD and/or Asthma, be sure to learn and understand the words of the language of the chronic illnesses for knowing the words/language is so helpful with knowing what is going on within those individual battles – and today that word of importance is ‘HEPA’ FILTERS.
As always – if you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out.
NOTE TO REMEMBER: We only give descriptions and highlights of various aspects of having COPD and/or asthma and no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical treatment type of information, always consult your physician for more, clearer and more medical founded information.
Remember – ‘a person without good breathing, is a person without a good life’, so let’s do what we can, to learn what we can, to improve what we can.
With that I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.
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(Information gathered from various books and internet sources discussing COPD, Asthma and other lung diseases)