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Devon Slavens


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18 Dangerous Habits That Could Be Making Your COPD Worse

Jul 9, 2020 1:28:08 PM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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Lungs affected by COPD are very sensitive, particularly to things like respiratory irritants, physical strain, and less-than-ideal breathing conditions (such as hot or humid air). Because of this, if you have COPD, you've probably noticed that your COPD symptoms tend to flare up in certain environments or when you do certain things.

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10 Things You Need to Know About Supplemental Oxygen Before You Start Oxygen Therapy at Home

Jun 12, 2020 10:27:11 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy

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Home oxygen therapy is a normal part of daily life for many people with COPD. But if you're new to oxygen therapy, or about to begin using it soon, having to make that change can seem daunting or even downright scary.

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How Your COPD Inhaler Helps You Manage Your Symptoms & Control Your Disease

May 25, 2020 9:13:00 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks

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Inhaled medications form the backbone of COPD treatment, and they're vital tools for keeping the respiratory symptoms of COPD under control. If you're like most people with COPD, you probably have at least one inhaler to help you manage your symptoms at home.

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How Steroids Can Prevent COPD Flare-Ups and Help You Recover from Exacerbations

May 4, 2020 3:19:00 PM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks

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The primary purpose of most COPD medications is to help relieve the normal, everyday symptoms of COPD, such as coughing and shortness of breath. Steroid medications, however, contribute to COPD treatment in an entirely different way.

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COPD Medication Basics: How Antibiotics Help You Recover from Exacerbations and Respiratory Infections

Apr 20, 2020 11:02:00 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks

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Antibiotics are a special class of medications that specifically target, weaken, and kill bacteria. They're one of the best tools that modern medicine has to fight bacterial infections, and they're also an important tool for COPD treatment.

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Should You Get Tested For COPD?

Apr 8, 2020 2:12:00 PM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks

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If you are worried that you might have COPD, you are certainly not alone. It is a common, yet scary disease, and it's important to look out for the signs and symptoms as you age.

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How to Protect a Child from Respiratory Diseases Like Asthma & COPD

Mar 27, 2020 9:09:00 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks, asthma

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If you are a parent or guardian, then you know what it's like to worry about your children's health, whether it's concern about illnesses, unhealthy environments, or risk for future disease. This worry is natural, and even rational, as early childhood experiences can have an effect your children's long-term health.

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8 Hazardous Drugs & Medications That Can Worsen COPD

Mar 20, 2020 10:37:37 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks

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When you have a chronic disease like COPD, certain drugs and medications can affect your body differently than they affect healthy adults. In fact, there is a huge number of medications that can be dangerous for people with COPD because they worsen COPD symptoms or have other adverse effects.

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How to Quit Smoking Part 3: Taking the First Steps and Strategies for Staying Smoke Free

Mar 17, 2020 1:32:00 PM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks

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It's easy to want to quit smoking, but taking action on that desire is much more difficult to do. Luckily, experts have come up with a wealth of tips, guidelines, and step-by-step instructions you can follow when you're ready to take those first steps.

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How to Quit Smoking Part 2: Coping with Nicotine Withdrawal & Choosing a Quit-Smoking Medication

Mar 15, 2020 10:57:00 PM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks

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Nicotine withdrawal is one of the most difficult challenges you will have to overcome when you first quit smoking. In fact, it's one of the main reasons that smokers tend to relapse in the first few days and weeks after quitting.

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