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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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Understanding COPD: An Emphysema Breakdown

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Fri, Dec 21, 2012

The second of the two main diseases that fall under the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease  (COPD) umbrella is emphysema. While chronic bronchitis affects the lining of the bronchial tubes, emphysema affects the air sacs in the lungs. According to the Mayo Clinic, emphysema turns the spherical air sacs — clustered like bunches of grapes — into large, irregular pockets with gaping holes in their inner walls over time. This reduces the surface area of the lungs and, in turn, the amount of oxygen that reaches the bloodstream.

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Topics: COPD, oxygen & you, travel with oxygen, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, caregivers, mayo clinic, causes of emphysema, tobacco smoking and emphysema, treating emphysema

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