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Best Eating Habits for People with Respiratory Diseases

Nov 17, 2020 11:41:06 AM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in diet, wellness goals, COPD education

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You might be surprised to learn that the food you eat influences more than your digestive system, and your diet actually has a big impact on other systems in your body. The food you eat can fuel your muscles, strengthen your bones, clear your mind, and even help you breathe better, if you are eating the right foods.

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How to Make the Most Out of Your COPD Treatment: Do's and Don'ts of Supplemental Oxygen Therapy

Nov 15, 2020 11:44:11 AM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Medication and Treatment, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management

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If you have COPD or another disease that is causing low blood oxygen levels supplemental oxygen therapy can be a life saver, quite literally. If done correctly you can add years to your life simply by adhering to your oxygen prescription. Beyond taking your oxygen as prescribed, you can start to eat healthier, stop smoking, and start exercising all of which are habits that will contribute to a healthy and long life with a respiratory illness.

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Actionable Plans to Prevent and Prepare for a COPD Flare-Up

Nov 3, 2020 5:59:26 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Medication and Treatment, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management

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If you have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for a long time, it is likely you have experienced an exacerbation or flare up. A COPD exacerbation means your respiratory symptoms (breathlessness, coughing, and wheezing) were suddenly escalated to a degree where you might have been obligated to seek emergency medical attention.

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Shopping for a Portable Oxygen Concentrator: Everything you Need to Know

Nov 1, 2020 2:47:17 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Inogen One G3

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How to Create a Healthy COPD Living Space in Your Home and Your Mind

Oct 25, 2020 7:23:26 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Medication and Treatment, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, COPD education, Respironics SimplyGo

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If you have COPD it is important to take care of your body and your lungs, people do this by quitting smoking, exercising whenever possible, taking medication, and adhering to a strict treatment plan. Beyond these measures, it is important to also pay mind to your mental health, in doing so people with COPD become more motivated and cultivate a positive mind set.

 

When people's COPD symptoms begin to worsen is when their mental health also deteriorates and subsequently influences people to pay less attention to their COPD treatment thereby negatively effecting their health and well being. This is whats known as a negative feedback loop, which is a reaction that causes a decrease in function. So, creating a healthy environment to live in, by keeping your home clean and irritate free, is so crucial for these patients in order to find "homeostasis" which is essentially a state of normalcy.  

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Comparing the Three Best Portable Oxygen Concentrators of 2020

Oct 18, 2020 6:14:18 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Respiratory Resource Center, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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There are a few areas of focus that are great for comparing portable oxygen concentrators. However, people’s oxygen requirements vary from person to person, based on their pulmonary illness, severity, and their overall health. Then, there are other confounding variables like personal choices, daily lifestyles, and priorities that also vary from patient to patient and play a valuable role in your decision to buy a portable oxygen concentrator.

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A Resource Guide for COPD Patients who Struggle with Mental Health

Oct 14, 2020 6:41:00 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in diet, wellness goals, COPD education, Mental heath

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COPD effects more than just your lungs and how well you can breath. It also influences your mental state causing irrational behavior or mood swings, and can even lead to depression and anxiety.

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Oxygen Therapy and Exercise for COPD Will Give you Independence and Freedom

Oct 8, 2020 5:24:55 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Respiratory Resource Center, portable oxygen concentrator, wellness goals, exercise, COPD management

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COPD is an invasive disease and living with this chronic illness will change your life in more ways than one. In this article we will talk about how you can take back your freedom and independence by exercising regularly and having the right oxygen equipment.

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How to Be a Caregiver for a Loved One With COPD

Oct 7, 2020 9:55:20 AM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Medication and Treatment, Tips and Hacks, wellness goals

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Caregivers are either naturally selfless people or they becomes selfless as their role of a caregiver develops. Caregivers take on a difficult job that often requires sacrifice in order to care for their loved one. This article is for you, the caregivers out there who need some advice about how they can continue to care for their loved one, but also take care of themselves.

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The Ins and Outs of Purchasing Oxygen Therapy

Sep 30, 2020 10:11:00 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Medication and Treatment, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, COPD education, Inogen One G5, Inogen One G3

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Long term oxygen therapy (LTOT) is a common treatment administered to respiratory patients in the comfort of their home, and depending on their prescription sometimes 24 hours a day. Lung diseases like COPD are chronic, and so LTOT can be life changing and life saving for people who have these low blood oxygen levels, which is also known as hypoxemia.

 

Oxygen therapy in itself is a simple concept, however there is confusion about where and how a person should buy their oxygen device. Anyone who is administering their own treatments or medication should be aware of every detail when it comes to health and safety, but they should also be informed about their purchasing options. Purchasing an oxygen device can feel as if you are in a maze, at each turn you find a barricade forcing you to start at the beginning again, and the cycle repeats itself. This article guides you through this maze so you know what to look out for, how to make the right choice, and more!

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