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Streamlining Your COPD Equipment and Disease Treatment Tools

Dec 29, 2021 5:58:56 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Medication and Treatment, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, wellness goals, COPD education

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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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Getting Enough Vitamin D to Support COPD and Osteoporosis Patients

Nov 11, 2021 2:59:22 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Medication and Treatment, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management

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Vitamin D is an important part of everyone's diet, and if you aren’t getting enough vitamin D or if your body is not processing it correctly, you might notice the negative impacts this can have on your health. If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, getting the right vitamins and minerals can be the difference between a good day and a horrible day, or a day spent at home or a day spent in the hospital. 

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Not Everyone With COPD is an Ex-Smoker or Smoker: Other Factors That Cause COPD

Nov 1, 2021 12:09:06 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Medication and Treatment, Tips and Hacks, COPD education

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It is no secret that cigarettes cause a lot of respiratory issues and other bodily harm, and smoking does lead to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). But many of the 16 million Americans who have been diagnosed with COPD have never smoked in their lifetime.

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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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Watch Out for Fake COPD Treatments: 9 Natural and Alternative COPD "Remedies" That Don't Live Up to the Hype

Sep 14, 2021 3:46:57 PM / by Devon Slavens posted in wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, COPD Treatment

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If you've spent much time at all reading about COPD online, you've probably come across articles and advertisements for “natural” therapies and alternative treatments for COPD. These include things like vitamin supplements, lung detox cleanses, and unconventional medical treatments (like stem cell therapy) that claim to relieve COPD symptoms, regenerate lung function, or even cure chronic lung disease.

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Oxlife Independence Portable Oxygen Concentrator | Unboxing & Review

Sep 10, 2021 2:59:18 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, Continuous flow oxygen concentrator, Oxlife Independence

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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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GCE Zen-O Portable Oxygen Concentrator - Unboxing & Review

Aug 24, 2021 1:42:06 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, COPD education, COPD management, Continuous flow oxygen concentrator

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What's the Difference between an Oxygen Concentrator, Compressed Oxygen, and Liquid Oxygen?

Aug 6, 2021 4:29:09 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, COPD education, COPD management, Continuous flow oxygen concentrator, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators

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There are some 16 million people in the United States alone who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This condition is characterized by slow but persistent lung function decline that leads to breathlessness, chest pain, and fatigue. Several lifestyle changes can significantly reduce the rate at which COPD progresses including an improved exercise routine, a refined diet, inhaled medications, and most importantly, oxygen therapy. Every case of COPD is different, however, so patients should consult with their doctor to learn which lifestyle changes will benefit them.

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