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How to Create a Healthy COPD Living Space in Your Home and Your Mind

Oct 25, 2020 7:23:26 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Medication and Treatment, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, COPD education, Respironics SimplyGo

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If you have COPD it is important to take care of your body and your lungs, people do this by quitting smoking, exercising whenever possible, taking medication, and adhering to a strict treatment plan. Beyond these measures, it is important to also pay mind to your mental health, in doing so people with COPD become more motivated and cultivate a positive mind set.

 

When people's COPD symptoms begin to worsen is when their mental health also deteriorates and subsequently influences people to pay less attention to their COPD treatment thereby negatively effecting their health and well being. This is whats known as a negative feedback loop, which is a reaction that causes a decrease in function. So, creating a healthy environment to live in, by keeping your home clean and irritate free, is so crucial for these patients in order to find "homeostasis" which is essentially a state of normalcy.  

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and How it Affects COPD Patients

Oct 20, 2020 3:33:34 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, diet, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Mental heath

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For most people, the beginning of fall is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the changing colors, the cool weather, and begin preparing for the holidays ahead. However, for some, the change of seasons is not always a positive thing. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition that affects about 5 percent of U.S. adults each year and it’s associated with depressive episodes that correlate with the change of seasons.

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A Resource Guide for COPD Patients who Struggle with Mental Health

Oct 14, 2020 6:41:00 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in diet, wellness goals, COPD education, Mental heath

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COPD effects more than just your lungs and how well you can breath. It also influences your mental state causing irrational behavior or mood swings, and can even lead to depression and anxiety.

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7 Actionable Tips for Keeping a Healthy Routine With COPD

Oct 8, 2020 1:32:59 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Inogen, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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When you think about your daily routine, what comes to mind? Maybe you think of making your bed, taking a shower, or making a cup of coffee. These are all things that most people do sequentially and sometimes even subconsciously. But have you ever wondered why it’s so easy to do these things regularly, but something like implementing a new diet or exercise routine can feel near impossible to achieve?

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Your Guide to the Many Forms of Pneumonia & How They Affect COPD

Oct 6, 2020 3:56:26 PM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, asthma, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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Pneumonia is a somewhat common and potentially serious type of lung infection that, on average, causes more than a quarter of a million hospitalizations and about 50,000 deaths in the US every year. Anyone can get pneumonia, but it's significantly more dangerous for older adults and people with chronic lung diseases like COPD.

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What COPD Patients Should Know About Vaping and E-Cigarettes

Oct 2, 2020 2:16:33 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, wellness goals, COPD education, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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If you want to lead a healthier life, you need to be more acutely aware of how your lifestyle choices — and the lifestyle choices of others — affect your long-term well-being. For example, you need to research nutrition in order to make sure that your diet is helping you progress towards your health goals, rather than pushing you farther away from them. But nobody ever said this would be easy. With all the information (and misinformation) that’s out there, it can be pretty overwhelming trying to create a health plan and carry it out.

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The Ins and Outs of Purchasing Oxygen Therapy

Sep 30, 2020 10:11:00 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Medication and Treatment, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, COPD education, Inogen One G5, Inogen One G3

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Long term oxygen therapy (LTOT) is a common treatment administered to respiratory patients in the comfort of their home, and depending on their prescription sometimes 24 hours a day. Lung diseases like COPD are chronic, and so LTOT can be life changing and life saving for people who have these low blood oxygen levels, which is also known as hypoxemia.

 

Oxygen therapy in itself is a simple concept, however there is confusion about where and how a person should buy their oxygen device. Anyone who is administering their own treatments or medication should be aware of every detail when it comes to health and safety, but they should also be informed about their purchasing options. Purchasing an oxygen device can feel as if you are in a maze, at each turn you find a barricade forcing you to start at the beginning again, and the cycle repeats itself. This article guides you through this maze so you know what to look out for, how to make the right choice, and more!

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How to Avoid Hospitalization Due to COPD Flare-Ups and Exacerbations

Sep 30, 2020 11:46:48 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, diet, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, coronavirus, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common lung diseases in the world. It’s estimated that about 16.4 million people in the United States alone have COPD and millions more are either undiagnosed or at high risk of contracting it. Despite this fact, many people are woefully unaware of what causes this disease and how it should best be managed.

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7 Barriers You Can Overcome with the Help of a Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Sep 25, 2020 10:47:45 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in Medication and Treatment, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Inogen, Caire Freestyle Comfort, Inogen One G3

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Life is full of obstacles that we need to overcome. Whether it be an obstacle in our career or personal life, success always comes from our ability to adapt to these circumstances and find a way past them. Thankfully, you never have to feel “alone” when it comes to facing these challenges. There’s no shame in relying on friends and family when times get tough, especially if it’s your health that’s at stake.

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How to Save Money and Create a Financial Plan with COPD

Sep 22, 2020 4:17:03 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, COPD education, COPD management, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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Creating an effective financial plan is essential no matter who you are or what stage of life you’re in. According to brightplan.com, having organized financials can help you improve your confidence, peace of mind, and reach both long-term and short-term goals. However, if your life becomes complicated by a chronic condition like COPD, you might find that financial planning is a lot more time-consuming and less straightforward.

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