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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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Seven Steps to Relaxation

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jul 11, 2017

In need of a little relaxation? Use the seven easy steps to self-guided relaxation listed in our infographic below to help.

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Topics: staying healthy with copd

Preventing Falls When You Have COPD

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Wed, Oct 16, 2013

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) makes breathing at times more than difficult. If you have this condition, HealthInAging.org says the amount of oxygen in your blood is lower than it should be. This may cause heart rhythm problems and could mean your brain receives less oxygen than it needs. Both of these factors put you at a higher risk for dizziness, blackouts and falling. HealthInAging.org offers some excellent tips for preventing falls when you have COPD.

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Topics: copd exercise, staying healthy with copd

Managing GERD When You're Living With COPD

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Mon, Sep 23, 2013

It’s not uncommon to be diagnosed with GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, while living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). In fact, according to the COPD Foundation, nearly 50 percent of COPD patients are thought to have GERD, as well.

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Topics: oxygen safety, staying healthy with copd, COPD

Staying Healthy With COPD: Now About That Cough

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jun 18, 2013

If you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), the American Thoracic Society states that coughing is a symptom you're likely to experience. Rest assured that most coughing is harmless to your health; in fact, it can sometimes be beneficial to move sputum or phlegm out of your airways.

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Topics: staying healthy with copd, cough

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