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PMD Healthcare Announces Support for Actions that People with Asthma or COPD Should Take to Prevent the Flu
Date:2/21/2013

Allentown, PA (PRWEB) February 21, 2013

Many healthcare professionals consider the current flu epidemic the worst in years. It has posed a severe threat to people with chronic lung conditions like asthma and COPD who are particularly vulnerable to the virus.

However, healthcare professionals now agree that five critical actions can help prevent flu transmission: monitoring breathing, reporting any changes in lung health to the doctor, staying on track with prescribed medications, getting a flu vaccine, and washing hands thoroughly.

As the world’s first personal spirometer, Spiro PD supports four of these five critical steps to prevent flu transmission.

Spiro PD empowers people with respiratory conditions to easily and accurately monitor their breathing any time and anywhere: at home, work, school, play, or while traveling.

Spiro PD lets patients quickly and simply upload their lung health data and share it with their doctor. So, if necessary, the doctor can easily make changes to the patient’s treatment in a timely manner.

Spiro PD enhances medication adherence by letting patients set alarms reminding them when to take their medicine, plus when to test their lung function and do breathing exercises.

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPTF) has stated that evidence suggests influenza vaccination reduces COPD exacerbations. The USPTF, for a number of years, also has theorized that spirometry may help increase flu vaccination rates among people with COPD, asthma, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, or a lung transplant by helping them closely monitor their lung health.

Wayne Meng, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and President of PMD Healthcare, the maker of Spiro PD, says, “It is important that people with chronic respiratory conditions do everything they can to fight the flu. Spiro PD gives people with COPD,
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