One of the most common forms of travel today is air travel. For oxygen users, this can present a special challenge. If you're healthy enough not to need in-flight oxygen, you may still need to connect with an oxygen provider at the airport. After all, you can't check your oxygen tank as though it's baggage. Here are the steps you should take while making travel arrangements, courtesy of Mobility International USA.
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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Looking forward to Spring, it’s likely that you have some travel plans in mind. It’s easier to picture packing your suitcase with a camera and sunscreen than extra medication, but life with cystic fibrosis means you must travel prepared. Here’s how you can plan ahead to make traveling with your medication easy, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Association of New Zealand.
Professional and personal travel may be an important part of your life. Don’t cancel your plans just because you’re living with pulmonary hypertension. With a little extra planning, you can enjoy traveling the way you did before your diagnosis.
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.