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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 COPD: Talking with a Specialist

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Mar 15, 2016

Whether you just found out you have COPD or you have been living with it for years, there is a good change that you will end up talking to a specialist at some point. Here are a few things that you may find helpful when you are preparing and talking with a specialist about your chronic lung disease condition.

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Topics: living with copd

Sleeping Better with COPD

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Feb 16, 2016

One of the not-so-obvious side effects of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the trouble that some people face getting to sleep at night when they are having trouble breathing. This guide lays out a few tips for getting a better night’s rest.

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Topics: living with copd

Life with COPD: 4 Ways to Keep Cool this Summer

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jun 16, 2015

1. Choose the right clothing1.
Loose fitting, cotton clothing will help keep you cooler in the summer heat. Avoid dark colors and opt for lighter colors to stay cool, too.

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Topics: living with copd

Understanding the Possible Links Between COPD and Lung Cancer

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Feb 18, 2014

While they are definitely different conditions, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and lung cancer are sometimes linked. According to the Cancer Prevention & Treatment Fund, an estimated 50 to 90 percent of lung cancer patients also have COPD. What causes the link between these two conditions? There are two primary possibilities.

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Topics: COPD, living with copd, lung cancer

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