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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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Swimming with COPD

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Sep 13, 2016

When you have COPD, it’s important to remain active. One way to remain active with COPD is by swimming. Swimming and water aerobics are relatively low-impact sports that allow you to exert yourself without too much intensity. However, you should know all the pros and cons of swimming with COPD. We’ve outlined here the pros and cons of swimming with COPD. Of course, ask your doctor if it’s the right exercise for you.

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Topics: copd exercise

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

Life With Chronic Lung Disease: When to Take a Break From Exercising

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Fri, Jul 5, 2013

If you're living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or another chronic lung disease, you know it’s important to exercise, but did you know that sometimes it’s best to take a break? It’s true – you don’t want to overdo it because you could cause more harm than good. Here are some COPD exercise precautions from the Cleveland Clinic to help you know when to take it easy.

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Topics: chronic lung disease, copd exercise, exercise and chronic lung disease

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