Flexible spending accounts (or FSA's) are a great tool to save money on healthcare, especially if you or someone in your family suffers from a chronic medical condition. If you use oxygen therapy, a flexible spending account can be a smart way to cover special equipment and out-of-pocket costs.
The holidays and shopping for friends or family with COPD can be difficult. But you know what's more difficult? Living with COPD every day of the year, and especially in the cold winter months!
Oxygen patients have a very important job when it comes to breathing. Something so simple and second nature for most people is now an aspect of your day or night that doesn’t come as easily. In fact, without the help of a supplemental oxygen device, breathing effectively can be close to impossible, and cause a lot of health related damage.
Palliative care is a type of treatment designed specifically to provide comfort and support to people with serious chronic diseases. Unfortunately, despite the many benefits it can offer COPD patients, palliative care is extremely under-utilized by people with COPD.
If you have a respiratory disease that requires oxygen therapy as treatment, you have a few options as to how you get your oxygen.
The Inogen One G5 is the newest of Inogen's oxygen devices. The One G5 is a pulse flow portable oxygen concentrator (POC). The One G3 and One G4 came before the One G5, and all three of these devices are some of the best POCs money can buy. The easiest way to buy an Inogen device is to call LPT Medical at 1(800)-946-1201, but before you do, make sure you weigh all of your options!
Vitamin D is an important part of everyone's diet, and if you aren’t getting enough vitamin D or if your body is not processing it correctly, you might notice the negative impacts this can have on your health. If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, getting the right vitamins and minerals can be the difference between a good day and a horrible day, or a day spent at home or a day spent in the hospital.