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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 to Breathe Better with Emphysema

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, May 1, 2014

With emphysema, the air sacs in your lungs become damaged and cause them to slowly lose elasticity. This means you may experience frequent shortness of breath which can become bothersome when trying to do daily activities. In order to help you breathe better with emphysema and improve your health, follow these tips:

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Topics: emphysema

Life With Emphysema: Shortness of Breath Is Not a Sign of Aging

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Feb 11, 2014

As you age, your body undergoes many different changes. Many people believe feeling more short of breath is a normal sign of aging, but according to The Lung Association, it isn’t. If you experience shortness of breath, it could be a warning sign of an underlying health condition. The fact is you could be experiencing life with emphysema and not even know it yet. Here’s more on the topic from The Lung Association.

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Topics: living with copd, emphysema, staying healthy with lung disease

Life With Emphysema: Eat Right, Stay Healthy

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Dec 31, 2013

A healthy diet is an important part of staying healthy after an emphysema diagnosis. While changing your eating habits can’t cure your condition, it can make life with emphysema much easier. After all, good nutrition helps your body fight infections and provides the nutrients you need to breathe easier. 

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Topics: chronic lung disease, emphysema, nutrition tips

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