COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
If you are a smoker who has been diagnosed with COPD it’s not the nicest thing you want to hear. It’s also natural to feel a range of emotions including anger, depression and to feel totally discouraged. Since the damage to your lungs has already been done you may think to yourself “Well I might as well go ahead and enjoy smoking as stopping now won’t make any difference”. Bit it will! Research has shown that the only way to slow the progression of COPD down is to stop smoking. This will then help maintain the lung function you have left and help prevent more flare-ups of your condition. Why would you want to keep ending up in hospital, having more treatment and getting worse, when you yourself can take control of your life?
So as a non-smoker with COPD you will improve your health for good.
With hypnotherapy not only can I help you to stop smoking, but I can help you to manage your anxiety and stress levels so that you can breathe more easily and feel more relaxed and calmer about your condition. By improving your lifestyle you can gradually do some of the things you used to do more easily, like walking to the shops or doing some gardening. I can help you manage any depression around your condition and help with the pain levels too.
A common problem is COPD headaches. These are caused by hypoxia – a lack of oxygen to your brain. So by managing your COPD better and stopping smoking you can manage the underlying condition and get fewer headaches and feel less tired.
COPD (Chronic Obstructive pulmonary Disease) is a collective term for 3 main conditions that block your airflow and make breathing difficult. These are asthma, persistent bronchitis, and emphysema. They occur because your lungs have produced too much mucus and you have breathed in small particles and dust. This is usually from smoking a pipe or cigarettes or living in a polluted place such as near a coal mine.
COPD cannot be cured, however by preventing it from progressing to a higher stage, by stopping smoking, taking regular exercise and learning breathing techniques such as pursed lip breathing you can improve your overall health and lifestyle.
For more information on how I can help you call me now on 01329 289080