Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive condition that makes it hard to breathe. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) of COPD from Nectar RPM in Memphis, Tennessee, finds breathing problems early so patients can manage their condition from the comfort of their home. Call today or schedule a consultation online to learn more about RPM for COPD.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to lung conditions that decrease the flow of air in and out of the airways, making it harder to breathe. People with COPD may feel short of breath and cough a lot. Symptoms tend to develop slowly and worsen over time.
There are two diseases that cause COPD, including:
Emphysema occurs from damage to the sacs in the lungs that fill up with air, making them less stretchy.
Chronic bronchitis occurs when you have ongoing irritation and inflammation in the airway lining, leading to excess mucus that makes it harder to breathe.
COPD affects everyone differently and benefits from a customized approach to care. You may benefit from remote patient monitoring (RPM) for your COPD, whether your symptoms are mild or severe.
RPM allows your health care provider to better understand your disease and how your daily routine may help or hinder your breathing. They can also see how well your treatments are working and make changes based on the data they collect.
Working with experts from Nectar RPM may also improve the self-management of your COPD.
Nectar RPM can talk to you about the devices you need to monitor your COPD remotely. The type of equipment may depend on the severity of your disease. Some of the tools Nectar RPM may use for RPM of COPD include:
A heart rate monitor measures and collects your heart rate, or pulse. Nectar RPM may recommend this remote monitoring device to track vital signs and identify early signs of breathing problems.
Pulse oximetry is a device that measures oxygen levels in your blood. Changes in your blood oxygen levels may indicate breathing problems that Nectar RPM can help you manage at home.
You can expect comprehensive, convenient, and attentive RPM for your COPD from Nectar RPM. By closely monitoring your COPD from home, your provider can identify changes in your health and provide the necessary care to reduce the risk of complications.
It also eliminates the need to go to a doctor’s office or the emergency room, reducing exposure to infectious diseases that may affect respiratory function.
Call Nectar RPM or schedule an appointment online to learn more about remote patient monitoring for COPD.