The Top10 Things You Should Do If You Test Positive For Alpha1

  • Have A List Of Questions When You See a Doctor About Your Alpha1(If you try to remember the questions you want to ask you may forget half of them)
  • Learn To Breathe Effectively
  • Limit Or Eliminate Your Alcohol Consumption
  • Don't Be Afraid To Be Proactive About Your Alpha1
  • Get Plenty Of Rest(You will likely have a higher oxygenation level)
  • Avoid Sick People(You have a lower immune system than most people)
  • Drink Plenty Of Water
  • Eat Healthy/Avoid Processed Food(Carbonated beverages)
  • Start A Careful Exercise Program/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program(Your muscles will become more efficient so they won't use as much oxygen and if you have surgery you will likely recover quicker as well)
  • Stop Smoking

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's Official!

I am to be interviewed by the radio station dude in Beloit but, there must be no question/comment section as was said in the alpha-pack newsletter...or the association people would have responded with up to date info in regard to genetic COPD(alpha1). I had requested info about current legislative initiatives and alpha1 in regard to kids. Both I really have not kept up on. Guess I'll just tell them to subscribe to Alpha1toOne if there is a question/comment aspect during this interview.

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