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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 Chronic Bronchitis: Getting Rid of Morning Mucus

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jan 7, 2014

Waking up to airways blocked by mucus may seem like an unavoidable part of life with chronic bronchitis. However, with the proper medications and by following your doctor’s advice, you can get rid of morning mucus easier.

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Topics: morning mucus, preventing mucus, chronic bronchitis

Self-Care When You're Living with Chronic Bronchitis

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Mon, Dec 30, 2013

Chronic bronchitis is one of the two lung diseases that fall under the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) umbrella. Chronic bronchitis is the inflammation of the lining of the airways or bronchial tubes. Chronic bronchitis restricts airflow from flowing to and from the lungs on a constant basis, causing heavy coughing and phlegm.

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Topics: lung disease, living with copd, chronic bronchitis

Life With Chronic Bronchitis: Suppressants versus Expectorants

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Fri, Nov 29, 2013

If you’re experiencing life with chronic bronchitis, you want to take advantage of all the treatments available to reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life. One of the less appreciated methods of treating bronchitis is simply to take an expectorant prescribed by your doctor. According to WebMD, you should not take over-the-counter cough suppressant medicine to treat chronic bronchitis.

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Topics: oxygen therapy, chronic bronchitis, suppressants, expectorants

Staying Healthy With Chronic Bronchitis: 6 Measures to Avoid Colds

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Fri, Nov 22, 2013

When the average person catches a cold, they may feel unwell for a day or two, and then the illness passes. However, if you have chronic bronchitis, WebMD points out that a cold could lead to much more serious infections, including pneumonia. This happens because your blocked airways and excess mucus production make it difficult to clear your lungs of infected fluids.For this reason, it’s that much more important for you to emphasize staying healthy with chronic bronchitis.

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Topics: chronic bronchitis, chronic lung disease, avoid colds with chronic bronchitis

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