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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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Staying Healthy

Recent Articles

COPD-Friendly Recipes: 4 Salad Dressings to Make at Home

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Oct 2, 2014

You already know that eating right is an important part of staying healthy with a chronic lung disease, and while eating healthy is important, you may find yourself getting tired of the same types of meals. If you’re looking for a way to spice up your usual salad, check out these four COPD-friendly recipes for salad dressing1.  

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Topics: Staying Healthy

Service Dogs for COPD: How You Can Benefit

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Sep 30, 2014

It’s no secret that chronic lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) causes shortness of breath and other symptoms that can slow you down throughout the day. If you’re in need of some assistance or companionship, you may want to consider getting a service dog.

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Topics: COPD

Preparing for an Unplanned Hospital Stay

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Sep 25, 2014

If a severe COPD flare-up causes you to be taken to the hospital for an overnight stay, there are a few things you’ll want to make sure you have ready to bring so you feel more comfortable and prepared1:

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Topics: COPD

3 COPD-Friendly Crock Pot Recipes

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Prep now, enjoy later. Whether you have more energy in the morning, are busiest in the afternoon or simply like to plan ahead, these COPD-friendly crock pot recipes are not only delicious and easy to make, they’re time-savers and typically safe for those with COPD1:

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Topics: Staying Healthy

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