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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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Life with COPD: 5 Benefits of Walking

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Mar 26, 2015

If you’re breathless because of COPD, the thought of increasing your movements to walk regularly may seem a bit scary. Walking regularly, however, can actually help to improve a variety of aspects of your health. Read on to learn about 5 benefits of walking when you have COPD1

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Topics: staying active

How to Explain a Chronic Disease to Younger Children

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Whether it’s your child, grandchild or even a close family friend, coming up with the right words to explain why you can’t be as active as other parents or grandparents due to your COPD can be difficult. While sharing personal health information with family and friends can be difficult, explaining your chronic lung disease to a younger audience can require a little more planning. Read on to learn how to explain a chronic disease to younger children1

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Topics: COPD

COPD Recipe: Healthier Crispy Fish

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Mar 19, 2015

While some people like their fish crispy on the outside, all the oil that it is fried in can lessen the health benefits of eating fish. This recipes lets you have a crispy and tasty fish that is healthier than the usual fried-in-oil method1

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Topics: Staying Healthy

Is the Invacare® HomeFill® Oxygen System Right for You?

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Whether you’ve just been diagnosed or have been dealing with breathlessness for a few years, if you suffer from a chronic lung disease such as COPD chances are you have heard about the different kinds of oxygen solutions and have been weighing the pros and cons for each. So, what exactly is the Invacare HomeFill Oxygen System? Read on to find out.  

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