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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: Traveling with Oxygen to High Altitudes

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

Bob Messenger, RRT, CPFT, FAARC

Is traveling to high altitudes a concern—perhaps vacationing in Colorado—when I have COPD? Is there something I should bring or do while I’m there? How do I prepare?

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Topics: travel with oxygen

Don't Let Pulmonary Hypertension Keep You From Traveling

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Aug 29, 2013

Whether you plan to travel by air, land or sea, you can do more with oxygen to help your pulmonary hypertension. However, your trip will require necessary preparation. From talking to your doctor to dealing with your diet, here’s what you need to know according to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

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Topics: Pulmonary Hypertension, travel with oxygen

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

HomeFill Oxygen System: Fill Your Own Oxygen Cylinders with Ease

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Feb 26, 2013

If you are currently using oxygen therapy but are still dragging around large tanks with you all the time, it is time you learned about the Invacare® HomeFill® Oxygen System. The system allows you to fill your own oxygen cylinders right in your own home, ensuring you never run out of oxygen when you need it. The convenience these refillable cylinders of various sizes offer helps you live the happy, active and independent life you always knew was possible, even with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

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Topics: oxygen concentrators, portable oxygen solutions, travel with oxygen, homefill oxygen system

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