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Airway Clearance Therapy (ACT): An Effective Tool for Treating COPD Airway Obstruction

Apr 22, 2021 9:40:21 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks, diet, asthma, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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One of the most common questions we hear COPD patients ask is, “how can I clear my airways when they get congested?” As a COPD patient, you’re likely to experience coughing fits that are brought on by the buildup of mucus and sputum in the airways and lungs. And sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you feel like you can’t clear them in order to catch a breath of fresh air. This is far more common than you might expect and it can be a frustrating and sometimes even scary experience.

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A Healthy Smile: How Your Dental Hygiene Routine Affects Your Lungs

Apr 1, 2021 2:58:42 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Tips and Hacks, diet, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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7 Things You Should Never Stop Improving if You Have COPD

Mar 30, 2021 11:12:36 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, diet, oxygen therapy, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Mental heath

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Many people assume that the longer they live, the less capable they are of improving various aspects of their lives. For example, some people take for granted that you can’t learn a musical instrument as an adult. These people are often told throughout their lives by their parents or friends that if you want to learn something complex, you have to start when you’re younger. It’s also assumed that you’ll stop progressing very early on in your life.

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End-Stage COPD: How to Plan and What to Expect

Mar 19, 2021 11:32:46 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, diet, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort, Mental heath, Continuous flow oxygen concentrator, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the diseases with the greatest financial burdens worldwide and within the United States. Studies have shown that the average annual COPD-related expenditure is around $4,147. And while 51% of these costs are covered by Medicare according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that still leaves roughly $2,000 a year that COPD patients need to spend out-of-pocket. Combine this with the cost of aging and limited retirement funds and it’s not hard to see why COPD is such a major financial burden for so many people.

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7 Strategies to Help You Live in the Moment if You Have COPD

Mar 2, 2021 4:32:51 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks, diet, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Mental heath

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7 Interesting Facts About COPD That May Surprise You

Feb 18, 2021 3:17:39 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, diet, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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An Overview of the Three Types of Emphysema and What Causes Them

Jan 29, 2021 4:04:15 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, diet, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Inogen One G5, Inogen

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What Are Bronchospasms in COPD and How Are They Treated?

Jan 14, 2021 1:41:20 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, diet, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, wellness goals, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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9 Tips for Grocery Shopping if You have COPD

Jan 5, 2021 2:18:58 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, diet, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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COPD and Balance: How to Prevent Falls and Physical Injury

Dec 21, 2020 11:03:43 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, diet, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Mental heath

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Most people don’t put a lot of thought into the way that they get around. As humans, we learn to walk from a very young age and we use our basic motor skills all the time. So, for most people, it’s difficult to imagine being in a situation where these basic functions are impaired. However, for someone with COPD, problems with mobility, balance, and coordination can be a daily struggle. Healthy, functioning lungs are essential for physical exertion, no matter how little it may be.

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