Stages of COPD

Understanding the stages of COPD is one of the first steps you can take in becoming more proactive in your healthcare. As your COPD progresses, continue working with your doctor to modify your treatment plan as needed. Take note of any changes you notice in your symptoms, what triggers your symptoms to worsen and how COPD affects your ability to do daily activities. See your doctor immediately if you feel unwell or have changes in your health.

The Stages of COPD:
Mild COPD or Stage 1—Mild COPD with a FEV1 about 80 percent or more of normal.
Moderate COPD or Stage 2—Moderate COPD with a FEV1 between 50 and 80 percent of normal.
Severe COPD or Stage 3—Severe emphysema with a FEV1 between 30 and 50 percent of normal.
Very Severe COPD or Stage 4—Very severe or End-Stage COPD with a lower FEV1 than Stage 3, or people with low blood oxygen levels and a Stage 3 FEV1.


Travel Facts - Grenada

  1. Grenada is a country in the Caribbean Sea, located among many other islands. To travel to Grenada, one doesn't have to bring along clothes for extreme temperatures because the weather here is tropical. One can travel light since it is hot and humid.
  2. Grenada's shorelines aren't crowded with tourists. If you're craving some peace and quiet, this is just the place for you to saunter along or hang out sipping cocktails. There are also some high-end hotels and properties in the area for a variety of options.
  3. Grenada is brilliant for hiking. Bring a cap, sunglasses, sneakers, and if you like your history as much as your booze, try heading to the River Antoine Rum Distillery and be amazed by the oldest continuously operating rum distillery in the entire Caribbean.
  4. Grenada is suitable for travel with kids and the elderly. Perhaps the best place for them to spend their time is at the country's secluded beaches. There are hotels in these areas. One of the best is Grand Anse Beach, with beautiful infinity pools and a breathtaking view.
  5. Grenada is like heaven on Earth and living there, or anywhere in the Caribbean, isn't cheap. Their currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, but don't worry since most establishments accept major credit cards. You may also use your US dollars since the currency is widely accepted there.

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