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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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What is Barrel Chest?

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Sep 19, 2017

If you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), then you may have heard of barrel chest. However, do you know what it means for your COPD?

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Topics: COPD, emphysema

Tips for Explaining COPD to a Child

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Sep 12, 2017

If you have recently been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), the idea of telling others about your diagnosis may be a bit overwhelming. This can be particularly overwhelming if you have to explain your diagnosis to a child.

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Topics: COPD

Medications Used to Treat COPD

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Sep 5, 2017

If you were recently diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), your doctor may have prescribed multiple medications to help manage it. Understanding a new disease – let alone multiple new medications – can be confusing and overwhelming. The list below details some of the most common medications that your physician may put you on and what they are supposed to be doing to help manage your disease.

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Topics: copd medicines

Fact or Fiction: Can Food Fight Low Blood Oxygen Levels?

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Aug 29, 2017

If low blood oxygen levels are a concern for you, you may have heard or considered eating more foods that are high in oxygen content with the idea that they would boost the oxygen levels in your blood.

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Topics: COPD, Staying Healthy

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