May 21, 2024

Spire Advocate Dr. Michael Polsky is Featured in Parade Discussing Habits to Improve Lung Health

“Breathing well is vital for life…But also for your well-being, just feeling well and being able to do your daily activities.” – Dr. Michael Polsky

With roughly 16 million Americans suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and many more suffering from other respiratory conditions, lung health is of utmost importance. Individuals living with these conditions may find themselves in an emergency room after experiencing extreme symptoms that require clinical intervention. Even if you or your loved one isn’t living with COPD or another respiratory disease, certain bad habits can negatively affect overall lung health. 

Since lung function decreases naturally, it’s important to put lung health first, especially if someone is living with a chronic lung disease. A three-pronged approach can be used to prioritize lung health – prevention, maintenance, and early intervention. Some ways to improve lung health, lessen the severity of a respiratory condition, or use oxygen more effectively include quitting smoking, communicating any symptoms or concerns with a physician, staying physically active, and partaking in breathing exercises.

A recent Parade article highlighted advice from pulmonologists on daily habits that should be addressed to improve lung health and potentially prevent future respiratory problems. Dr. Michael Polsky, who recommends Spire to his patients with chronic respiratory disease, is one of the featured pulmonologists. In addition to discussing ways to improve lung health, Dr. Polsky shares the importance of taking necessary medications for allergies, asthma, and COPD and connecting with a physician if you notice signs that may indicate a more serious issue, such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Hear more from Dr. Polsky and others by reading the full Parade article here.

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