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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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COPD Caregivers: How to Help Your Loved One Cope with Denial

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Apr 7, 2015

No matter how old you are, hearing that you have a chronic condition such as COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) can be difficult for many people to handle. Some people diagnosed with COPD may choose to ignore it and not want to see a doctor—but it’s important to help them get on the right track and receive appropriate treatment1

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Topics: caregivers

Breathe Easier: A Guide to Asking for Help With Chronic Lung Disease

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Dec 5, 2013

There is something about watching heroes in the movies that’s awe-inspiring. Their boundless energy and strength allow them to save the day, take care of everyone’s needs and concerns and they never have to ask for help.

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Topics: living with copd, chronic lung disease, caregivers

Caring for the Caregiver of an Oxygen User

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Wed, Sep 11, 2013

Because they're so focused on treating the health of their patients, doctors can often inadvertently fail to recognize the needs of caregivers who are caring for an oxygen user at home. Family members of aging patients who slowly lose their ability to take care of themselves have one of the most complex, physically demanding and stressful jobs out there.

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Topics: COPD, caring for an oxygen user, caregivers

Bringing Your Baby With Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Home

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Wed, Aug 28, 2013

If your baby was born prematurely or had breathing problems shortly after birth, he or she is at risk for developing a condition called bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a type of chronic lung disease. It’s important for you to learn about caring for lung disease if your little one has this condition.

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Topics: lung disease, support groups, caregivers

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