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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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The Challenges of Caregiving and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Feb 14, 2017

If you are considering becoming a caregiver or have recently become a caregiver to a family member or friend, then you might have noticed some of the added challenges brought on by caregiving. Find out what the most common challenges are and how to handle them below.

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Topics: tips for copd caregivers

Can COPD Cause Changes in Brain Structure?

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Feb 7, 2017

If you or someone you know is living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), then you’re probably familiar with the symptoms associated with it. Can these symptoms be worsened due to a change in brain structure? A study by the American College of Chest Physicians says it’s possible.

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Topics: COPD

Battling the Winter Blues

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Feeling like a crane couldn’t even pull you out of bed today? The cold weather, lack of sunshine, and seemingly endless winter can add to the lows you may already be experiencing if you’re living with a chronic lung disease. Try some of these tips to help you battle the winter blues in no time.

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Increase Interaction with a Virtual Book Club

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jan 24, 2017

A study by BMJ Open found that joining a book club can help promote social interaction. Life with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can limit your ability to get out and have the chance to interact with others through a normal book club setting. What if you could join a book club online and interact with others in the comfort of your own home? Lucky for you, you can do just that by joining one of the virtual book clubs we found below.

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