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Ana Eyssimont

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What are Your Supplemental Oxygen Treatment Options? How Do They Each Compare?

Jul 8, 2020 2:16:00 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, Respironics SimplyGo

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If you have COPD or any respiratory or circulatory disease that inhibits your lungs or heart from producing enough oxygen for your body you have probably been prescribed supplemental medical oxygen. Oxygen treatment increases the amount of oxygen that flows into your lungs and bloodstream. If your COPD is severe, and your blood oxygen levels are low, getting more oxygen can help you breathe better and live longer.

You have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a method for oxygen treatment, and ultimately your decision should be made adhering to your doctor's prescription recommendations and then addressing your personal goals and financial responsibilities. This article will help you in determining how to weigh your options.

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Enjoying 2020 to the Fullest: COPD and COVID-19 Conditions

Jul 2, 2020 3:33:54 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, wellness for seniors, coronavirus

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It is 2020, and no matter who you are, your life was most likely impacted by the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus first exposed in late 2019 (COVID-19). This virus is the most dangerous for humans when it infects your respiratory system, so this is obviously frightening for people with COPD and other underlying health conditions and immunodeficiencies.

There is much more that is unknown about the virus than there is any information that is definitive: How fast it spreads, how easily transmittable it is, and so much more will be under scientific scrutiny for months even years to come.

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You are Never Too Old for A Walk in the Woods

Jun 26, 2020 1:31:46 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, exercise, wellness for seniors, outdoor recreation

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The beauty of the natural world is not something that is limited to a certain age group, and the inclusiveness of the outdoor community knows no limits. No matter where you spent most of your life, whether you are a home-body or a born nomad, there is no better time to get out into nature than in your senior years.

If you are skeptical about how you would enjoy a hiking adventure while managing the obstacles that come with older age, please continue reading.

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COPD Education is Key: 15 Questions you Need to ask your Doctor

Jun 19, 2020 1:10:24 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, COPD education, COPD management

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Have you ever left a conversation with your doctor confused about their instructions or explanations? It may have been the complicated terminology they were using, or long instructions about a prescription  you need to be taking, or a lack of explanations for your treatment. Studies show that there is a gap between patient–doctor communication leading to decreased quality of care.

Education is a vital element of the patient care process and can contribute to successful and  effective management of COPD.

Educating yourself about COPD is your job as the patient. This comes down to understanding your COPD symptoms, the testing, and management and treatment options involved. Then, you will be able to effectively ask your doctor questions and confidently understand their answers. 

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12 Ways to Sustain your Vitality: Bones, Heart, and Lungs

Jun 8, 2020 12:37:19 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, diet, portable oxygen concentrator, wellness goals, exercise

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Today’s society has fallen into the habit of believing that as we grow older vitality is gone

The truth is, changes are occurring within us, both physically and emotionally, our entire lives and yes, one day those changes become stressful and even hard to manage, we call it old age.

Vitality you once had as a young man or woman seems to be fading away, however, it is not gone. This does not go without saying that the aging process can be physically and mentally exhausting even painful, but there are measures you can take to manage the changes that are happening in your body and mind.

In this article, we will take an in-depth look at a few of the changes occurring in your bones, heart, and lungs as you age.

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