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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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COPD App Spotlight: Nutrition Apps

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

When you have COPD, it’s important to watch your diet. However, it might be hard to keep track of exactly what you are eating and their effects on your health. Fortunately, apps can help with that. We’ve picked out some apps that may help you track your food intake and ensure you’re getting the right nutrients according to your doctor’s requests:

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Topics: nutrition tips

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

The Top 5 Foods to Fight Lung Inflammation (Part I)

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Mon, Nov 11, 2013

Food. Many of us think of it as the fuel that fills our bellies and nourishes our bodies, but food can also help to heal our physical afflictions. If you’re suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), especially if you experience periodic flare-ups, your diet is even more important to your health and well-being. There is a direct link between chronic inflammation and COPD, and the foods you ingest can either reduce or aggravate this inflammation. Check out these five foods (and vitamins) from LIVESTRONG that can help you to fight lung inflammation head on.

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Topics: COPD, nutrition tips, Lung inflammation, food to fight lung inflammation

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Major Benefits For Lung Cancer Patients

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Oct 1, 2013

Omega-3 fatty acids have long been touted in the health community for their heart-health benefits. However, if you’re a lung cancer patient, you may have another motivation for helping yourself to another portion of salmon at dinner. A recent study has proven that supplementing with omega-3 rich fish oil can reduce the inflammation and oxidative stress of chemotherapy, as well as increasing body weight in lung cancer patients.

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Topics: Omega 3 Fatty Acids, nutrition tips, lung cancer

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