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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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7 Ways to Thank Your Caregiver

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Whether you receive care from a loved one or a paid caregiver, there are many ways you can thank them during your Thanksgiving holiday celebration or on any day. Show your appreciation for all they do with some of these suggestions on ways to thank your caregiver.

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Thanksgiving and COPD: Making a Healthy Holiday

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Thanksgiving is finally here and you may find yourself in situations where you over eat and likely don’t feel too well a little later or realize you gained a few pounds after the holiday is over. While maintaining a healthy weight is important with chronic lung diseases such as COPD, unwanted weight gain may make your COPD symptoms worse. There are ways, however, that you can better control your eating during these celebrations so you can stay healthy and avoid extra weight gain. Read on for tips on handling Thanksgiving and COPD1:

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Chronic Bronchitis Diagnosis: 8 Answers To Have Before a Doctor Visit

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Do you think you may have a chronic lung disease such as chronic bronchitis? Have you already made an appointment to meet with your doctor or a doctor who specializes in lung disease? If so, you’ll want to make sure you know the answers to some important questions the doctor may ask. Consider preparing a list of information which addresses these topics and bring the list along with you when visiting your doctor for a chronic bronchitis diagnosis or other chronic lung disease diagnosis1.

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Stay Warm: 4 Best Clothing Materials for Winter

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Before you head out to the store, a family gathering or for a short walk, you’ll want to make sure you’re dressed warm enough for the cold, winter weather. Now that you know how to manage your breathing during the cold months you can focus on making sure you are wearing some of the best clothing materials for winter1.

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