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Respiratory Sounds: What Are They and Why is it Important

Mar 30, 2022 7:14:28 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, portable oxygen concentrator, COPD education, COPD management, COPD Treatment

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When you inhale and exhale, the air in your lungs and airways may create turbulence called respiratory sounds — also known as “lung sounds” or “breath sounds.” You may know these sounds as “coughing” and “wheezing” but there’s actually a lot more to these sounds than you might initially realize. Breathing sounds are not only used to help diagnose lung conditions like COPD, asthma, and pneumonia but they can be used to assist medical professionals in directing and prescribing medication for these lung diseases. 

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Coughing Can Effectively Clear Your Airways and Help You Breath Easier

Mar 22, 2022 3:38:25 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, wellness goals, COPD management, COPD Treatment

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If you have COPD, the first sign that something was not right was likely feeling shortness of breath, to the point that you wanted to see your doctor about it. It also could have been that incessant cough throughout the day and night.

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Here are 33 Tips for Simplifying Your Life with COPD

Mar 13, 2022 11:02:31 AM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, wellness goals, COPD management, COPD Treatment

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No matter what way you look at it, living with COPD is a challenge. It makes it difficult to breathe, difficult to stay active, and leads to physical decline that makes it difficult to do all kinds of everyday activities.

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Don't Break a Leg: How to Fall-Proof your Home for COPD

Mar 9, 2022 8:15:31 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, COPD management, COPD Treatment

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Fall injuries aren't something that most people think much about on a day-to-day basis, let alone take specific measures to avoid. But as people who have experienced a serious fall injury can attest to, falling is a very serious threat that many adults just can't afford to ignore.

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How to Make the Most out of Your Supplemental Oxygen Therapy

Jan 5, 2022 8:28:55 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, portable oxygen concentrator, wellness goals, Caire Freestyle Comfort, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators, COPD Treatment

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If you don't already know how beneficial oxygen therapy is for people with COPD and other respiratory chronic conditions this blog post will explain all of the reasons this therapy can make such a big difference their lives. 

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How You Can Use Your FSA to Upgrade Your Oxygen Therapy

Jan 4, 2022 9:28:30 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, COPD management, Continuous flow oxygen concentrator, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators

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Flexible spending accounts (or FSA's) are a great tool to save money on healthcare, especially if you or someone in your family suffers from a chronic medical condition. If you use oxygen therapy, a flexible spending account can be a smart way to cover special equipment and out-of-pocket costs.

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16 Holiday Gift Ideas for your Loved One Suffering from COPD

Dec 13, 2021 3:27:30 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, Respiratory Resource Center, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, COPD education, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Inogen, SeQual Eclipse 5, Inogen One G3, gift guide, Continuous flow oxygen concentrator, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators, Lifestyle P2 by Rhythm

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The holidays and shopping for friends or family with COPD can be difficult. But you know what's more difficult? Living with COPD every day of the year, and especially in the cold winter months!

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Fall and Winter Means New Challenges: Prepare for cold weather by following these 9 steps

Oct 6, 2021 10:42:34 AM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Tips and Hacks, COPD management, COPD Treatment

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Cold weather is right around the corner, depending on where you live, this can be a dreadful time of year for many people. Especially for people with conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 

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7 Devices That Will Improve Your Life With COPD

Sep 21, 2021 4:46:18 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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Nowadays, we rely on our devices for just about everything. Cellphones, for example, are used for everything from making calls and sending text messages to tracking our fitness progress or staying connected with online communities. If you’ve been diagnosed with COPD or another chronic respiratory ailment, this reliance on technology doesn’t go away. In some cases, you might even be more dependent on technology than previously. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing though as long as you’re using devices that are reliable and match your lifestyle.

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What to do When You're Burnt Out on Your COPD Treatment Plan

Sep 2, 2021 4:02:35 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Tips and Hacks, diet, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, sleep apnea, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Mental heath, Sleeping And Chronic Illness

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We’ve all experienced what it’s like to be burnt out on something. Whether it’s your job, chores, or health routine, it’s not always easy to find a way to stay on track to meet your goals. What complicates this even further is that everyone experiences this for a different reason. For some people, it’s just a matter of learning how to stick to a routine, but for others, it could be a lack of mental or physical energy that’s holding them back.

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