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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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Pulmonary Fibrosis 101

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Jul 31, 2014

What is pulmonary fibrosis? When lung tissue becomes scarred and damaged, it makes it more difficult for your lungs to work properly, leaving you feeling breathless1. Pulmonary fibrosis can develop due to many different factors, have different symptoms for each person and can be diagnosed differently as well. Read on for information to help you better understand the disease.

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Topics: Pulmonary Fibrosis

Why Is Pulmonary Fibrosis Misdiagnosed?

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Jan 30, 2014

According to the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, pulmonary fibrosis is often misdiagnosed. In fact, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation estimates that more than half of all patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) were initially misdiagnosed. Here’s a look at why this is, along with how a diagnosis is made.

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Topics: chronic lung disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis diagnosis

Changes That Can Enhance Your Life With Pulmonary Fibrosis

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jan 21, 2014

You never thought you would be diagnosed with lung disease. Now that you have, you have two options: you can either let it take over your life or you can enhance your life with pulmonary fibrosis by making certain changes. Take control of your life with these tips from the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

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Topics: chronic lung disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Staying Healthy

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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