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Surviving Allergy Season 2021: How to Deal With Allergies and Manage Common Pulmonary Disease

May 26, 2021 4:15:34 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, Tips and Hacks, asthma, wellness goals, COPD education

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Some would say it is as certain as death and taxes... allergies.  They cannot be avoided, and it's something many people dread every year. If you suffer from any respiratory illness like COPD, asthma, or cystic fibrosis, allergy season is a bearer of bad news.

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Airway Clearance Therapy (ACT): An Effective Tool for Treating COPD Airway Obstruction

Apr 22, 2021 9:40:21 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks, diet, asthma, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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One of the most common questions we hear COPD patients ask is, “how can I clear my airways when they get congested?” As a COPD patient, you’re likely to experience coughing fits that are brought on by the buildup of mucus and sputum in the airways and lungs. And sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you feel like you can’t clear them in order to catch a breath of fresh air. This is far more common than you might expect and it can be a frustrating and sometimes even scary experience.

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5 Conditions that May Require the Use of Supplemental Oxygen

Apr 15, 2021 10:53:39 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, asthma, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators

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Supplemental oxygen therapy, or simply oxygen therapy, is a treatment that has been around since the late 1800s. It was primarily used to treat the symptoms of pneumonia, but doctors were uncertain how much to administer, how long to keep patients on oxygen, and if there were any serious side-effects. It wasn’t until the late 1900s that there was a significant amount of research on the use of medical oxygen and doctors became more aware of how to use it.

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A Comprehensive Guide for Cleaning Your Home Safely With COPD

Dec 30, 2020 12:10:59 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, asthma, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, outdoor recreation, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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The novel coronavirus has completely reshaped the way that we view sanitation. Over the past year, organizations and individuals alike have taken steps to control the spread of disease, and the population as a whole has become more aware of the impact of infectious disease. Another thing that people have become more aware of is the impact of chronic respiratory diseases such as COPD, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. Studies have shown us that these people are “high risk” when it comes to infectious disease, so we need to take steps to protect their health.

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What's the Difference Between a Respirator, Ventilator, and Oxygen Concentrator?

Dec 22, 2020 4:05:31 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, asthma, sleep apnea, COPD education, COPD management, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Inogen, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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Medical terminology can be very challenging to understand sometimes. Even with the abundance of resources we have nowadays in order to research and understand these terms, there are always certain things that will be lost in translation. The oxygen industry, for example, is rife with terms that many people don’t entirely understand. This can lead to a lot of confusion when it comes to discussing them with your friends, family, or doctor. 

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The 5 Best Portable Oxygen Concentrators for High Altitude

Dec 11, 2020 4:09:50 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, asthma, COPD management, outdoor recreation, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort, SeQual Eclipse 5

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Oxygen is one of the elements that’s essential for human life. Earth’s atmosphere is composed of about 20% oxygen which is the perfect amount for someone with healthy lungs to breathe easily. However, the farther you go up in altitude, the thinner the air becomes meaning you have to inhale more air to get the same amount of oxygen. This is why many mountain climbers use special devices that allow them to get the oxygen they need.

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What is Halotherapy and Can it be Used to Treat COPD?

Oct 30, 2020 4:36:54 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, diet, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, asthma, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, coronavirus

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to define two different types of lung disease: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The former is a condition that impairs the bronchioles, the airway tubes that lead into the lungs. The latter affects the tiny air sacs in the lungs called the alveoli. These are responsible for the transfer of oxygen and carbon dioxide to and from the bloodstream. Both chronic bronchitis and emphysema are called “obstructive” diseases because they make it more difficult for the patient to expel air from the lungs, thus leading to a buildup of CO2 in the blood.

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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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COPD and Dietary Supplements: Everything You Need to Know

Jun 4, 2020 3:40:26 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks, asthma

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In order to maintain a healthy and well-balanced diet, it’s essential to consume a wide variety of nutrients. Most of these nutrients can be found in the food that we eat, but occasionally it’s advised that you take dietary supplements in order to boost your intake of certain vitamins and minerals.

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What is a Diagnostic Error and How Does it Affect People With Lung Disease?

May 20, 2020 11:28:00 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks, asthma

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Health professionals are some of the most important and trusted members of our society. They’ve gone through many years of schooling and they’ve had to pass rigorous tests that make them qualified to look after our health.

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