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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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Research Suggests COPD Misdiagnosed in 40 Percent of Patients

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Jun 25, 2013

According to DRIVE4COPD, a public health initiative lead by the COPD Foundation, as many as 12 million Americans may have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) but remain undiagnosed.

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Topics: respiratory therapists, copd misdiagnosed

COPD: Making The Most Of Your Doctor Appointments

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Mon, Dec 31, 2012

If you have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) you know it's necessary to stay in touch with your doctor and work with him or her to ensure that you remain as healthy as possible. This means keeping regular appointments says the COPD Foundation, but it also means making the most of your time with the doctor.

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Topics: COPD, respiratory therapists, support groups, oxygen concentrators

What You Should Know About Portable Oxygen Concentrators

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Dec 27, 2012

Has your doctor recommended supplemental oxygen therapy for you? If your physician thinks you will benefit from a portable oxygen concentrator, learning all you can about the device will help you make best use of it. 

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Topics: portable oxygen solutions, COPD, respiratory therapists, travel with oxygen

Your COPD Diagnosis: Understanding Emotional Stress & the Grieving Process

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Wed, Dec 26, 2012

Being diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can be a rush of emotions. You may feel relieved to know the cause of your breathing problems and feel highly confused all at once. After all, this may be the first time you’ve even heard of COPD.

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Topics: portable oxygen solutions, COPD, respiratory therapists, stress management tips, copd foundation, stress and copd, emotional stress, chronic disease

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