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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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Top 4 Foods to Fight Lung Inflammation (Part 2)

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Food isn’t just used to nourish our bodies and give us energy. Certain foods can even give us necessary vitamins and minerals that we need to live and feel our best. Some foods, including those listed below, can even fight lung inflammation because of the vitamins and minerals that they contribute to your body. They even taste great too, so being healthy is made even easier. Try some of these foods the next trip you make to the grocery store.

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Tips for Keeping Your Lungs Healthy

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jan 26, 2016

As everyone with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease knows, keeping your lungs healthy should be a primary concern. You’ve probably heard from your doctor that if you smoke, you should quit, but what else can you do to keep your lungs as healthy as possible?¹

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High Energy Foods to Fight Fatigue

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jan 19, 2016

When you have COPD, breathing is harder and everyday tasks can become more difficult. This can sometimes lead to fatigue, and you may wonder what you can do to prevent this. Have you considered changing your diet?¹

Some foods are better for providing energy than others, and some foods can make you feel sluggish or tired. With a few of the right snacks, your energy levels can go up and your overall sense of wellbeing will increase.

As usual, it’s important to discuss your diet specifically with your doctor, and talk about which snacks are good for your condition. Here are five foods that are known for their energy-providing abilities.

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How to Work with a Caregiver to Manage COPD

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jan 12, 2016

When facing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, you are not alone. Many with COPD say that being close to their families and friends helps them tremendously in feeling better and staying positive about their condition. For caregivers, taking care of a family member or friend with COPD depends on cooperation and effort from both people. Both the caregiver and the COPD patient have to keep a positive outlook, follow their doctor’s instructions closely, and always be prepared. This post will discuss some ways that caregivers and patients can work together to best handle their COPD.¹

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