If you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), your lungs may not be getting all the oxygen they need. That’s why your doctor may prescribe an oxygen concentrator. Here’s a look at what an oxygen concentrator is and how to use it.
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.
COPD 101 Resources
If you are currently using oxygen therapy but are still dragging around large tanks with you all the time, it is time you learned about the Invacare® HomeFill® Oxygen System. The system allows you to fill your own oxygen cylinders right in your own home, ensuring you never run out of oxygen when you need it. The convenience these refillable cylinders of various sizes offer helps you live the happy, active and independent life you always knew was possible, even with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Imagine having the freedom to leave your house whenever you wanted; to watch your grandson’s t-ball game or take in a movie; to go for a stroll in the park or go grocery shopping with ease. When you have a large, cumbersome oxygen tank to accommodate, these enjoyable outings can become irritating and limited. And you can only leave the house when you are not waiting for your oxygen to be delivered from your medical supplier. Yes, imagine a life of comfort, ease and convenience.
As was clear when Super Storm Sandy tore through the Eastern Seaboard, preparing for a weather-related power outage is just plain smart. Being prepared is especially important when you have a medical condition, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).