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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: A Chronic Bronchitis Breakdown

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Dec 20, 2012

For anyone recently diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or anyone who cares for a loved one with the disease, the details can be confusing. A good first step is to understand the disease. Here we take a look at one of two main illnesses that fall under the umbrella term “COPD”—chronic bronchitis.

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Topics: COPD, oxygen concentrators, oxygen & you, respiratory therapists, chronic bronchitis, understanding copd, american lung association, bob messenger, what is chronic bronchitis, acute bronchitis, symptoms of chronic bronchitis

Living With Oxygen: Are You Prepared For An Emergency?

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Dec 13, 2012

Nobody likes a power outage, but if you use an oxygen concentrator that's powered by electricity, an outage is more than an inconvenience. You need your oxygen. This is why it's smart to be prepared for an outage. Here are some tips to get you started.

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Topics: COPD, oxygen concentrators, portable oxygen solutions, respiratory therapists, oxygen safety, homefill oxygen system

COPD: 9 No-Sweat Ways To Conserve Your Energy

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Dec 6, 2012

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can be exhausting, but if you know how to conserve your energy, you can accomplish what you need to do. Staying active can help you keep your lungs stronger and feel more comfortable. But it is important to balance your activity with an appropriate amount of rest.
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Topics: COPD, respiratory therapists, staying active, oxygen safety

Caring For COPD: Preventing Flare-Ups

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Mon, Dec 3, 2012

When you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), preventing flare-ups is a priority. A flare-up can set you back for days or even weeks. Prevention is the best way to manage COPD and enjoy an active lifestyle. To do so, the Canadian Lung Association recommends these tips.

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Topics: COPD, respiratory therapists, staying active, nutrition tips, caregivers

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