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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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Weird COPD Symptoms and How to Manage Them

Sep 17, 2020 11:14:02 AM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Insider, COPD, Tips and Hacks, diet, oxygen therapy, exercise, COPD management

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease that causes lung irritation and therefore challenges breathing.

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) it’s the fourth most common cause of death among people in the United States. Getting treatment and developing healthy lifestyle habits are essential to improving your quality of life with this condition.

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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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7 Safety Tips for Using a Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Sep 11, 2020 8:26:51 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD management, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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Oxygen is one of the most abundant gases in the atmosphere making up around 21 percent of the air that we breathe. All organisms need oxygen to survive because it plays a pivotal role in a process called cellular respiration. During this process, glucose from the food that we eat reacts with oxygen to form adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the primary energy carrier in living organisms.

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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 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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Oxygen Therapy Promotes a Healthy and Active Lifestyle

Aug 25, 2020 12:54:14 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, oxygen therapy, COPD management, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, SeQual Eclipse 5

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Try to think back, and remember what your daily routine looked like before you started suffering from symptoms associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, asthma, heart failure, cystic fibrosis, or sleep apnea…

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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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What is the Difference Between CPAP, BiPAP, and Oxygen Therapy?

Aug 20, 2020 2:22:18 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, COPD management, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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Around 70 million people in the United States suffer from some form of sleep disorder such as narcolepsy, insomnia, or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). These conditions can appear anytime during our lives and they have a significant impact on our general health and well-being.

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