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Respiratory Resource Center

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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How to Make Oxygen Therapy as Easy and Comfortable as Possible

Sep 15, 2020 2:08:37 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in oxygen therapy, COPD education, COPD management, Inogen One G5, Inogen, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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One thing we try to talk about in our blog posts is how beneficial oxygen therapy is for COPD patients and other people who utilize supplemental oxygen therapy. We understand that it may seem like an invasive aspect of your daily routine, however you are actually gaining all of the freedom, energy, and livelihood that you would have lost without your oxygen device. That being said, it is important to discuss the side effects of oxygen therapy and how we can work with you to make it more comfortable.

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8 Surprising Ways that COPD Affects Women Worse Than Men: Tips for Managing the Risks and Challenges that Face Women with COPD

Sep 15, 2020 12:54:53 PM / by Devon Slavens posted in Tips and Hacks, diet, COPD education, COPD management

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When it comes to sex and gender-related differences in COPD, women certainly seem to get the short end of the stick. Studies show that women not only tend to be more prone to getting COPD, but also suffer from worse symptoms, later diagnoses, and other COPD-related health problems more often than men.

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What is COPD and Why is There No Cure?

Sep 6, 2020 4:27:03 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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COPD is an umbrella term for a group of lung diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the most common conditions that contribute to COPD. Despite how wide spread the disease is and the invasive nature of its effects on people, little is known about a cure. That being said, there are many treatments that work to fight off symptoms so you can lead an active and health lifestyle.

In this article we will convey what COPD is and how if effects people, and why there is no cure. We will also discuss, that while there is no cure, how oxygen therapy has been proven to give people with COPD longer

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COPD and Mild Cognitive Impairment: What Does This Respiratory Disease Mean for Your Brain

Sep 1, 2020 2:17:24 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, portable oxygen concentrator, COPD education, wellness for seniors

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COPD is a chronic respiratory disease that impairs your breathing capabilities, and due to the deprivation of oxygen, the disease will affect other aspects of your life beyond the function of your lungs. If your body cannot process the oxygen in the air enough for your body, parts of your brain will, in some cases, be affected by this.

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COPD & Lung Cancer: What's the Connection and How Can You Reduce Your Risk?

Aug 21, 2020 11:23:12 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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COPD is a complicated disease that comes with a variety of extraneous health concerns, including an increased risk for several other serious diseases. One of those diseases is lung cancer, a condition that is quite different from COPD, but still linked to the chronic lung disease in numerous ways.

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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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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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Take Control: Slow Down the Progression of Your COPD

Jul 22, 2020 4:47:27 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Portable Oxygen, oxygen therapy, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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The clear and simple answer is that there is currently no cure for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). That being said, there is evidence that shows early diagnosis, combined with disease management programs, can reduce the impact of COPD and slow the disease from progressing into a more severe state.

 

If you are struggling with accomplishing activities you used to do with ease by becoming short of breath, experiencing chest tightness or low energy, or getting frequent respiratory infections, being diagnosed with COPD can be a blessing in disguise.

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5 Reasons to Own a Portable Oxygen Concentrator in Colorado

Jul 15, 2020 11:39:50 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Respironics SimplyGo

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