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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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Keep Yourself and Your Oxygen Safe this Winter

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Nov 21, 2017

With cooler days ahead, it is time to start thinking about how the cooler weather can affect both you and your oxygen system. Talk to your oxygen provider and use these tips to help keep you and your oxygen system safe this winter.

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Topics: oxygen & you

Is the Invacare® HomeFill® Oxygen System Right for You?

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Whether you’ve just been diagnosed or have been dealing with breathlessness for a few years, if you suffer from a chronic lung disease such as COPD chances are you have heard about the different kinds of oxygen solutions and have been weighing the pros and cons for each. So, what exactly is the Invacare HomeFill Oxygen System? Read on to find out.  

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Understanding COPD: An Emphysema Breakdown

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Fri, Dec 21, 2012

The second of the two main diseases that fall under the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease  (COPD) umbrella is emphysema. While chronic bronchitis affects the lining of the bronchial tubes, emphysema affects the air sacs in the lungs. According to the Mayo Clinic, emphysema turns the spherical air sacs — clustered like bunches of grapes — into large, irregular pockets with gaping holes in their inner walls over time. This reduces the surface area of the lungs and, in turn, the amount of oxygen that reaches the bloodstream.

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Topics: COPD, caregivers, travel with oxygen, oxygen & you, chronic bronchitis, mayo clinic, emphysema, causes of emphysema, tobacco smoking and emphysema, treating emphysema

Understanding COPD: A Chronic Bronchitis Breakdown

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Dec 20, 2012

For anyone recently diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or anyone who cares for a loved one with the disease, the details can be confusing. A good first step is to understand the disease. Here we take a look at one of two main illnesses that fall under the umbrella term “COPD”—chronic bronchitis.

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Topics: COPD, oxygen concentrators, oxygen & you, respiratory therapists, chronic bronchitis, understanding copd, american lung association, bob messenger, what is chronic bronchitis, acute bronchitis, symptoms of chronic bronchitis

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