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 knowing the word ‘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 importance in understanding what is going on within these battles – today that word of importance is ‘HEPA Filters’ – know and understand how ‘HEPA Filters’ and how they work with the air you may be breathing will and can affect your COPD/Asthma.
ALWAYS REMEMBER > A person without good breathing, is a person with a life of constant caution’, so let’s do what we can, to learn what we can, to improve what we can.
Always be aware – 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 by a reliable physician or pulmonologist.
We bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William from wheezingaway.com.
(Copyright@2018, CrossDove Writer)
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.
(Information used was gathered from various books and internet sources discussing COPD, Asthma and other lung issues. Images used, are done so by permission from yahoo.com and/or google.images.com.)