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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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Guest Post: Liquid Oxygen vs Regular Oxygen

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Jul 3, 2014

Bob Messenger, RRT, CPFT, FAARC

 

What is the difference between liquid oxygen and regular oxygen? What if I switch from one to the other? Who is on each of these? 

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Topics: oxygen therapy

New to Oxygen Therapy? Types of Treatment and Delivery Options

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Feb 27, 2014

If your doctor has prescribed oxygen therapy, you probably have many questions. What treatments are available? What are your delivery options? Here are the answers you’re looking to find.

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Topics: portable oxygen solutions, oxygen therapy

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

Life With Chronic Bronchitis: Suppressants versus Expectorants

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Fri, Nov 29, 2013

If you’re experiencing life with chronic bronchitis, you want to take advantage of all the treatments available to reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life. One of the less appreciated methods of treating bronchitis is simply to take an expectorant prescribed by your doctor. According to WebMD, you should not take over-the-counter cough suppressant medicine to treat chronic bronchitis.

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Topics: oxygen therapy, chronic bronchitis, suppressants, expectorants

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