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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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Recent Articles

COPD Caregivers and Depression: What You Need to Know

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jul 22, 2014

What is the relationship between COPD caregivers and depression? As a caregiver for someone with a chronic lung disease such a COPD, you probably already know that caring for your loved one can take a toll on your life. In fact, it’s not uncommon for caregivers to eventually develop mild to serious depression due to the everyday demands of their loved ones1.

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Topics: Caregiver

COPD Chronic Pain: Causes and What You Can Do

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Jul 17, 2014

According to a study published in the Journal of Pain, 45% of people with COPD reported experiencing moderate to severe pain1. The level of pain you may experience can depend on the severity of your condition, but there are ways you can help to manage COPD chronic pain1

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Topics: COPD

Life with COPD: How to Handle Having Multiple Doctors

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jul 15, 2014

If you have COPD or another chronic lung disease, chances are it’s not the only health condition you’re trying to manage. Conditions and doctors can really add up—you may have your primary doctor, a secondary doctor for another condition, a specialist for specific symptoms and possibly even a surgeon.

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Topics: doctor appointment tips

5 Portable Oxygen Benefits for Your Loved One

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Whether your loved one has just been prescribed oxygen therapy or you are looking for a way to help them get back to the lifestyle they had before starting oxygen therapy, portable oxygen can help them be active, independent and healthier. Read on if you’re wondering about portable oxygen benefits for your loved one:

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