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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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Staying Active With COPD: 8 Surefire Energy Boosters

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Mon, May 20, 2013

When Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) brings your energy level down, the first thing to do is follow your doctor’s orders to a tee. By taking your COPD medication properly and sticking to your other prescribed COPD treatments, you set yourself up for the highest energy levels possible. Then, staying active with COPD is easier than ever when you use the following surefire energy boosters from Everyday Health.

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Topics: staying active, COPD

Staying Healthy With COPD: A No-Fuss Guide to Planning Your Day

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Fri, May 17, 2013

Lung disease, especially Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), blocks your lungs and airways, often making it more difficult to breathe. Because of this, it’s easier to become fatigued—even when you complete simple daily tasks. To promote staying healthy with COPD, use these no-fuss tips from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the Canadian Lung Association (CLA) to plan your day.

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Topics: staying active, staying healthy with copd

Can You Garden When You Have Chronic Lung Disease? Of Course!

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Wed, May 15, 2013

If gardening was a favorite pastime of yours before you were diagnosed with a lung disease like bronchitis, emphysema or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), it can remain a relaxing way to stay active. Because many lung diseases cause shortness of breath and other symptoms, be prepared to make a few modifications to continue enjoying gardening. Here are a few ideas from the Canadian Lung Association.

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Topics: staying active, gardening with lung disease

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

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