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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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Pets in the Home with COPD

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jun 28, 2016

If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), you know that pet dander is one of the biggest irritants for your lungs. Pet dander is tiny bits of skin that pets shed throughout the day, and it lodges in carpets, couches, and on most other surfaces in your home. Between pet fur and dander, if you have COPD it might be difficult to have a pet. However, if you’re determined to keep your four-legged friend in your home, there are a few things you can do so that you don’t experience as many flare ups.

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Topics: COPD, pet therapy

Recipe for a Healthy Heart

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Jun 23, 2016

You know from our last blog post that your heart is an essential part of your wellbeing. If your heart remains strong, you will have fewer problems with your health overall. One of the best ways to maintain your heart is to fill your diet with foods that promote heart health. Two foods that do this are flax seeds and avocados. We’ve brought you a recipe here from Madeline Shaw that incorporates both of them in a delicious way! Check out her flax seed crackers and avocado dip below:

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Topics: heart health, foods to eat with copd, recipes

Talk to Your Doctor Early About COPD

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Many people with COPD will tell you that they wish they had heeded the warning signs their body had given them and visited their doctor earlier. While some of the symptoms of COPD are hard to distinguish from the symptoms of even having a slight cold, if these symptoms begin to hinder your life and change your lifestyle, you should go and see a doctor and maybe even a lung specialist. It’s important to go on regular doctor’s visits and disclose all information to your physician about your health. This way, if there are any early warning signs, you can begin treatment faster and retain much of your lung functionality.

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Topics: early warning signs of copd

Recipe for an Antioxidant Rich Side Dish

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Jun 16, 2016

If you read our last blog post on foods that are rich in antioxidants, you know just how important they are for maintaining a healthy diet. Antioxidants help build up your immune system and prevent illnesses. However, it might seem hard to work antioxidant-rich foods into your regular diet. We’re here to give you a side dish that we found on Amanda’s Beauty and Recipe Finds. This recipe is for Garlic Roasted Broccoli and Carrots, which is a fantastic find because it combines three foods with antioxidants into one awesome side dish.

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Topics: foods to eat with copd, antioxidants

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