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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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Are You Aware of these COPD Treatment Options?

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Dec 19, 2017

With a multitude of treatment options available to help treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), it can be overwhelming to keep up with what’s old, what’s new, and what could be an option for you. While you should always discuss possible changes to your treatment plan and options that are right for you with your physician, you may not be aware of these COPD treatment options.

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Topics: COPD, copd treatment

Living with Chronic Lung Disease: What Patients Want from Physicians

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Fri, Nov 1, 2013

In early August, four Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine students joined individuals with chronic lung disease at a Better Breathers Club meeting at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood, Ohio. The purpose of the meeting was to help the students better understand how living with chronic lung disease impacts a person’s life in the hopes that the students would become more informed, compassionate physicians in the future.

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Topics: copd treatment, doctor appointment tips, chronic lung diseases

Life With Chronic Lung Disease: Singing Away Your Symptoms

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Fri, Jul 12, 2013

Whether you can carry a tune or not, singing is a great way to further enjoy life with chronic lung disease. In fact, not only can singing lift your spirits, but it can actually help decrease your symptoms, according to Everyday Health.

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Topics: copd symptoms, life with chronic lung disease, copd treatment

Understanding Medications Your Doctor May Recommend When You Have COPD

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Wed, Mar 27, 2013

A variety of medications are available to treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) because, as the American Lung Association states, there’s no single "best" treatment for everyone. Since each diagnosis is a little different, your doctor may recommend different medications for you than another patient.

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Topics: COPD medication, copd treatment

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