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When a loved one has COPD or another chronic lung disease, knowing how to balance taking care of them and yourself can be difficult. This page provides helpful resources for caregivers including guides on helping your loved one quit smoking and how to take time out of your day for yourself.

If you’ve just been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you may have a lot of questions. This page is a great resource for learning about all aspects of the disease including talking to your doctor, flare-up signs and symptoms, and disease management.

If you have a chronic lung disease, you know that staying healthy plays an important part in managing your symptoms and overall well-being. The right exercise methods, diet, and other techniques can help you stay healthy with chronic lung disease and get you back to doing the things you love.

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Put World Tobacco Free Day On Your Calendar

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Sep 22, 2016

Every year on May 31 we celebrate World No Tobacco Day, which is meant to encourage all people from around the world to abstain from using tobacco products all day. The day was approved in 1988, and since then has grown with campaigns and themes. For instance, the 2014 campaign called for taxes to be raised on tobacco products. The 2016 campaign called for plain packaging for tobacco products so that they would look less attractive and eye-catching. Another staple of World No Tobacco Day is the placing of fresh flowers in ash trays so that those who typically use them remember that not only they should abstain from tobacco smoking, but also that there is life instead of ashes in the tray.

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Topics: quit smoking, tobacco addiction

What To Do If You Suspect A COPD Flare Up in the Future

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Sep 20, 2016

If you read our last blog post on identifying COPD swells, you know the signs to look out for when you think a COPD flare up is happening. However, this post will cover the next steps. Now that you know you are experiencing a COPD flare up, this post will help you take the necessary steps.

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Topics: copd flare-up

Omega 3 Fatty Acid Recipe: Oyster Pasta

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Sep 15, 2016

If you read our last post on the benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids, you know that there are some great reasons to include foods with lots of fatty acids into your diet. However, it might seem hard to incorporate these foods into your diet. We have here a delicious recipe for oyster pasta that will not only introduce omega 3 fatty acids into your diet, but also will taste great at the same time. Of course, check with your doctor to ensure these ingredients work with your nutrition plan. Check out the recipe from Closet Cooking below:

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Topics: foods to eat with copd

Swimming with COPD

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Sep 13, 2016

When you have COPD, it’s important to remain active. One way to remain active with COPD is by swimming. Swimming and water aerobics are relatively low-impact sports that allow you to exert yourself without too much intensity. However, you should know all the pros and cons of swimming with COPD. We’ve outlined here the pros and cons of swimming with COPD. Of course, ask your doctor if it’s the right exercise for you.

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Topics: copd exercise

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