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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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Living With Lung Cancer: What Is a Carcinoid Tumor?

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Jan 16, 2014

According to the American Cancer Society, a lung carcinoid tumor is a rare, slow-growing tumor that is classified as a type of neuroendocrine tumor. While neuroendocrine tumors can develop anywhere in the body, the American Cancer Society states that four different types can develop in the lungs. Of these four, two types are carcinoid tumors. Here’s an explanation of each one:

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Topics: chronic lung disease, lung cancer, Carcinoid Tumor

Life With Pulmonary Hypertension: Following the DASH Eating Plan

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jan 14, 2014

According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), following the DASH eating plan helps lower blood pressure. This is important news if you’re trying to ease life with pulmonary hypertension.

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Topics: chronic lung disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, DASH, healthy lifestyle

Life With Emphysema: Eat Right, Stay Healthy

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Dec 31, 2013

A healthy diet is an important part of staying healthy after an emphysema diagnosis. While changing your eating habits can’t cure your condition, it can make life with emphysema much easier. After all, good nutrition helps your body fight infections and provides the nutrients you need to breathe easier. 

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Topics: nutrition tips, emphysema, chronic lung disease

Pulmonary Fibrosis: There May be No Cure, but There is Treatment

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Wed, Dec 18, 2013

According to the Mayo Clinic, pulmonary fibrosis is an incurable condition caused by lung scarring. As the damage makes lung tissue stiffer, it becomes progressively more difficult to breathe. While there's no cure for the condition, there are certainly treatment options to make staying healthy and active with pulmonary fibrosis possible.

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Topics: chronic lung disease, Staying Healthy, Pulmonary Fibrosis, common treatment options

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