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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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How you can Help Someone with Chronic Lung Disease

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Oct 23, 2014

If a family member or close friend has a chronic lung disease such as COPD, you may be wondering what you can do to help make his or her life easier. Read on for easy, helpful tips that can help them out in big and small ways1

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How to Adjust to a COPD Diagnosis

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Your recent COPD or other chronic lung disease diagnosis may leave you feeling a bit confused, and unsure what to do next. While you might have experienced symptoms that made you start to think you may have a chronic lung disease, it can feel totally different when it’s officially diagnosed by your doctor. So now what? Read on for some beginner’s tips on how to adjust to a COPD diagnosis1

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Topics: COPD

Caregivers: How to Recognize COPD Signs

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Whether you’re a caregiver for a loved one such as your parent, or you’re simply around your loved ones a lot, you may slowly notice changes in their behavior or physical activity that seem to be more than just due to getting older. If your loved one may be prone to COPD, knowing the signs can help you get them the help and treatment they need to continue living an active lifestyle. Below are tips on how to recognize COPD signs in your loved ones1

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Topics: Caregiver

6 Benefits of Exercising When You Have COPD

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can make even the simplest activities difficult. Feeling constantly short of breath may leave you wondering how you could ever have enough breath and energy to do exercise—but exercising when you have COPD can help improve your quality of life. Here are some benefits you can receive when you exercise when you have COPD1

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Topics: Staying Healthy

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