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Respiratory Resource Center

5 of the Best Portable Oxygen Concentrators for a Good Night's Sleep

Aug 20, 2020 12:11:56 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, COPD management, Inogen One G5, SeQual Eclipse 5, Inogen One G3

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Many people with COPD or other respiratory diseases, are shocked when their doctors inform them that they need to start using supplemental oxygen, and this shock doesn’t go away every time they recommend you rely on supplemental oxygen more and more, until eventually you are using your oxygen device, 24/7.

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How to Cough Correctly with COPD

Aug 17, 2020 3:22:20 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, Tips and Hacks, COPD management

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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.

It's easy to blame a cough on allergies or a common cold, but if it persists and becomes a regular thing, you should see your doctor to discuss the possibility of having COPD or another lung ailment. The sooner you find out if it is COPD causing your symptoms the sooner you will be able to treat the chronic illness, thereby slowing down the progression of your COPD.

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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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Should You Buy a New, Used, or Refurbished Portable Oxygen Concentrator?

Aug 10, 2020 10:41:02 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in Medication and Treatment, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, COPD management, Inogen One G5

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If you’ve been prescribed supplemental oxygen, you’ve likely taken some time to research what options are available to you in the way of oxygen machines. On one hand, you could go with a standard oxygen tank which is heavy, bulky, and difficult to move around. Or on the other, you could go with a portable oxygen concentrator which is light and easy to maneuver.

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5 Best Portable Oxygen Concentrators for Long-Distance Travel

Aug 5, 2020 11:17:55 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, COPD management, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5

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Most chronic respiratory conditions are considered “debilitating.” What this means is that they have a tendency to make the patient weak and physically incapable of certain tasks like rigorous exercise. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one such condition because it prevents carbon dioxide-rich air from escaping the lungs upon expiration. This results in frequent breathlessness, chest pain, fatigue, and more.

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Improving Your Exercise Tolerance and Quality of Life with COPD

Jul 28, 2020 12:19:02 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD management, Inogen One G5

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If you were to honestly ask yourself: What keeps me from exercising? And your answer is the fact that your COPD makes it hard for you to breath without experiencing shortness of breath, this article is for you!

If you have COPD, dyspnea (difficulty breathing) and muscle fatigue are most likely the main reasons you stray from working out or beginning an exercise program in the first place. This is unfortunate because the best way to improve exercise tolerance and decrease breathlessness in COPD is to be active.

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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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10 Major Advantages of The Respironics SimplyGo Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Jul 21, 2020 12:36:38 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, COPD management, Respironics SimplyGo

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Think about your daily routine, it likely involves a number of different activities that range from resting, to moving around and doing chores, exercising, reading, and of course sleeping. If you are using oxygen therapy at home your oxygen flow requirements may vary from the morning to afternoon, from day to day, depending on the season. Even if you need oxygen all day and all night the rate at which you need oxygen may not be consistent.

If you have more severe symptoms associated with COPD or you have overlapping conditions that restrict the proper amount of oxygen getting through your lungs, you likely need a continuous supply of oxygen flow. This means that you need oxygen delivery from your oxygen concentrators to be constantly flowing, even if you are not taking a breath.

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7 Ways The Caire FreeStyle Comfort Offers More Freedom Than an Oxygen Tank

Jul 20, 2020 1:17:58 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, COPD management

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