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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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Out and About Thanks to the HomeFill Cylinder System

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Feb 13, 2014

If you're on supplementary oxygen, you may be interested to learn about the HomeFill Cylinder System. Read on to learn exactly what the system is and how it can enhance your life.

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Topics: Portable Oxygen, supplemental oxygen, homefill oxygen system

Caring for Someone With Alpha-1 Disease

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Feb 4, 2014

According to the Alpha-1 Foundation, it can be a real challenge to care for someone with Alpha-1 disease. The affected person has greater difficulty doing many things you take for granted, such as carrying in the groceries, walking up stairs and taking care of hygiene needs. As a caregiver for someone with Alpha-1 disease, there are a few things you need to know. Here’s a look at what it takes to be an ideal caregiver, according to the Alpha-1 Foundation:

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Topics: Caregiver, Portable Oxygen, alpha-1 disease, supplemental oxygen

Staying Active With Oxygen Over the Holidays

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

The holidays are an important time for staying active with oxygen. You have family gatherings, parties, outings and other events to attend, but you may be tentative about your ability to participate in everything. Fortunately, you can rest assured that, with proper planning, this holiday season can be as memorable and meaningful as ever. Try these tips from the COPD Foundation.

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Topics: COPD, staying active during holidays, supplemental oxygen

Traveling With Oxygen: Considerations When You're a High-Flow User

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Fri, Sep 6, 2013

Has your doctor prescribed supplemental oxygen for you? If so, and you consume around four liters of oxygen at rest and up to six while putting forth extra effort to perform an activity, you’re considered a high-flow oxygen user.

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Topics: oxygen concentrators, traveling with oxygen, supplemental oxygen

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