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

Is Your COPD Getting Worse? 3 Red Flags

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jan 28, 2014

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is progressive, meaning as time goes by it gradually worsens. According to the European Lung Foundation, the following are warning signs you need to tell your doctor about, as they could indicate that your COPD is getting worse.

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Topics: COPD 101, is my copd getting worse, living with copd, chronic lung disease

Dinnertime with COPD: From Setting the Table to Doing the Dishes

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Mon, Jan 13, 2014

If you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you probably know the importance of planning and preparing your meals properly. However, choosing what to eat and preparing your food is only the beginning of dinnertime; there’s setting the table, doing the dishes and everything in between. Here’s a guide to making dinnertime with COPD go smoothly from The Lung Association.

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Topics: living with copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chores and COPD

Caring for an Oxygen User: Building Rapport With A Loved One's Doctor

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Mon, Jan 6, 2014

Imagine: You’re sitting in the doctor’s office with your loved one who has been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The doctor asks your loved one how she’s been feeling. Your loved one says she’s fine, but you have concerns about her health you want to voice. As a person caring for an oxygen user,what do you do?

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Topics: Caregiver, living with copd, COPD doctor, portable oxygen user

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