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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 a Chronic Lung Disease: What I Want You to Know

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Living with a chronic lung disease can affect more than those living without one know. So what do those living with a chronic lung disease want you to know? Read on to find out.

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Topics: chronic disease

Making the Most of Mealtime

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Did you know that the pulmonary muscles of a person with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) may require up to 10 times more calories per day to function than a person without COPD? Eating can be a chore with COPD, which may prompt some COPD sufferers to eat less – leading to malnutrition.

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Topics: healthy lifestyle

Cooler Weather and Your COPD

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jan 3, 2017

Just as higher temperatures can cause problems if you are living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), cold and sudden drops in temperature can have you struggling to take a breath. We looked into how the cold air affects your breathing and what you can do to create a COPD-friendly environment.

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Topics: COPD

Discussing Your Diagnosis

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Dec 27, 2016

If you were recently diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), you may be struggling with how and what to tell your family and friends about your diagnosis. It’s important that they know about your condition, especially if an emergency arises and they need to know how to help you. We compiled a list of topics to discuss with your family and friends that will help get the conversation going and ensure that you cover all the important parts of your new life with COPD.

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Topics: COPD

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