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Respiratory Resource Center

Daniel Seter


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What is Peripheral Edema and Why is it a Concern for COPD Patients?

Sep 17, 2020 1:41:06 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in Medication and Treatment, diet, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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If you live with COPD, asthma, or a similar chronic condition, it can sometimes feel like you’re walking on eggshells. These diseases cause the lungs, airways, and other areas of the body to become very sensitive to “triggers” like air pollution, infection, injury, and more. In certain situations, even your pulmonary rehabilitation routine can exacerbate these symptoms; this is why it’s always important to keep your doctor informed about what you’re experiencing.

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7 Safety Tips for Using a Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Sep 11, 2020 8:26:51 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD management, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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Oxygen is one of the most abundant gases in the atmosphere making up around 21 percent of the air that we breathe. All organisms need oxygen to survive because it plays a pivotal role in a process called cellular respiration. During this process, glucose from the food that we eat reacts with oxygen to form adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the primary energy carrier in living organisms.

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COPD and Wildfires: How to Cope With Poor Outdoor Air Quality

Sep 2, 2020 11:33:02 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, asthma, wellness goals, exercise, COPD management, wellness for seniors, outdoor recreation, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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2020 has been a difficult year for people all over the world. From learning how to deal with the health-related and economic impact of the novel coronavirus to planning for natural disasters, it’s easy to feel like everything is crashing down around us. The latest concern in this lineup of unexpected events is the wildfires that are spreading across much of the country.

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The Most Reliable Portable Oxygen Concentrators in 2020

Aug 26, 2020 2:21:09 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort, Inogen One G3

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If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, or any other debilitating lung condition, you likely depend on a strict treatment regime that encompasses all facets of your life. Typical treatment plans usually involve an improved diet high in protein and fiber, an exercise routine that improves lung strength and endurance, and most importantly oxygen therapy which helps stabilize your lung condition and ensure blood oxygen levels are normal.

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What is the Difference Between CPAP, BiPAP, and Oxygen Therapy?

Aug 20, 2020 2:22:18 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, COPD management, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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Around 70 million people in the United States suffer from some form of sleep disorder such as narcolepsy, insomnia, or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). These conditions can appear anytime during our lives and they have a significant impact on our general health and well-being.

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6 Things You Should Know if You're Diagnosed With Stage One COPD

Aug 12, 2020 4:39:53 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, diet, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe one of two different respiratory ailments: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The former is characterized by swelling and inflammation of the bronchial tubes and the latter is characterized by damaged alveoli, the small air sacs in the lungs that are responsible for the transmission of oxygen and carbon dioxide to and from the blood.

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Should You Buy a New, Used, or Refurbished Portable Oxygen Concentrator?

Aug 10, 2020 10:41:02 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in Medication and Treatment, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, COPD management, Inogen One G5

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If you’ve been prescribed supplemental oxygen, you’ve likely taken some time to research what options are available to you in the way of oxygen machines. On one hand, you could go with a standard oxygen tank which is heavy, bulky, and difficult to move around. Or on the other, you could go with a portable oxygen concentrator which is light and easy to maneuver.

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5 Best Portable Oxygen Concentrators for Long-Distance Travel

Aug 5, 2020 11:17:55 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, COPD management, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5

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Most chronic respiratory conditions are considered “debilitating.” What this means is that they have a tendency to make the patient weak and physically incapable of certain tasks like rigorous exercise. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one such condition because it prevents carbon dioxide-rich air from escaping the lungs upon expiration. This results in frequent breathlessness, chest pain, fatigue, and more.

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The Caire FreeStyle Comfort vs. The Respironics SimplyGo Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Aug 3, 2020 11:31:23 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, Respironics SimplyGo

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most prominent lung conditions. Worldwide, it affects more than 328 million people and this number is only expected to increase over time. While there are many different treatment options for COPD such as a refined dietary regime, inhaled medication, and pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen therapy remains one of the best ways to keep symptoms in check.

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COPD and Meditation: How to Practice Mindfulness With a Chronic Illness

Jul 28, 2020 10:05:18 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Respiratory Resource Center, diet, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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In this fast-paced, busy world that we live in, it can be difficult to find the time or the means to practice mindfulness. From going to work to cooking dinner, dealing with family matters, and spending time with friends, we often don’t take the time to decompress and ensure that our thoughts and feelings are in line with what we’re trying to accomplish.

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