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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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Flying With Portable Oxygen: Map Out Your Spring Vacation for Smooth Sailing

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Fri, Apr 5, 2013

Just because you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a well-earned vacation. And planning ahead will help you to enjoy every moment of your time away. Simply follow these tips from the American College of Chest Physicians to take the stress out of flying with portable oxygen.

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Topics: oxygen concentrators, portable oxygen solutions, travel with oxygen, staying active, oxygen safety

Understanding How COPD Affects Your Lungs

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Fri, Mar 8, 2013

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can have many effects on the body, especially the lungs. Those with COPD often experience frequent coughing for prolonged periods of time, coughing up mucus and increased shortness of breath, but there are treatments to help manage these symptoms and help you live a more active lifestyle.

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Topics: COPD, caregivers, oxygen therapy, oxygen safety, how healthy lungs work, how lungs with copd work, how to breathe better with copd, copd treatment options

A Basic Guide To Using Your Stationary Oxygen Concentrator

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Wed, Feb 27, 2013

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.

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Topics: oxygen concentrators, oxygen safety

Oxygen Therapy: 7 Factors That Determine the Equipment That's Right For You

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Jan 24, 2013

If you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and you require oxygen therapy, having the equipment that meets your specific needs can make life easier and more enjoyable. Working closely with your health-care provider and oxygen supplier can help to ensure that you have exactly what you need. The UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco advises keeping these seven factors in mind when you're deciding on the oxygen therapy equipment that's right for you.

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Topics: COPD, oxygen concentrators, oxygen safety

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