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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 are Interstitial Lung Diseases?

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, May 9, 2017

Interstitial Lung Diseases (ILD), named in reference to the tissue between the air sacs of the lungs called the interstitium, refer to over 100 chronic lung diseases that can be categorized into one of two groups: non-malignant and noninfectious.

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Topics: lung disease

Basic Anatomy: Understanding your Lungs

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Aug 2, 2016

If you have COPD, it’s important to recognize how your lungs function in order to completely understand your condition. However, reading medical articles can be a little complicated and hard to get through. We have put together in this post a basic anatomy lesson so that sufferers of COPD and their caregivers can learn how the lungs function and better understand COPD.

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Topics: lung disease

What is the Difference Between Restrictive and Obstructive Lung Disease?

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Sep 4, 2014

If you think you or a loved one may have a chronic lung disease, chances are you may have a lot of questions on the types of lung diseases, symptoms, tests for diagnosis and treatment options available. Read on for helpful information about the difference between restrictive and obstructive lung disease, what to look for as well as what to expect when you talk to your doctor1:

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Topics: lung disease

Lung Disease: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Feb 6, 2014

Today, many doctors suggest that patients with lung disease receive care through a multidisciplinary approach. According to Swiss Medical Weekly, a multidisciplinary approach means that you not only receive therapy for your lung disease, but also for conditions that arise as a result of the disease.

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Topics: COPD, Portable Oxygen, oxygen therapy, lung disease

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