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This.. or That..? The ARYA Portable Oxygen Concentrator Vs. The Inogen One G5

May 26, 2022 11:59:45 AM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, Inogen, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators, Arya portable oxygen concentrator

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6 Ways Portable Oxygen Concentrators Provide Peace of Mind

Mar 18, 2022 1:44:02 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort, Inogen One G3, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators, COPD Treatment

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Have you ever been working on something only to have your mind start to wonder about something completely unrelated to what you’re trying to accomplish? In today’s world, we’re completely surrounded by stimulants and unnecessary noise which can all lead to us feeling anxious or distracted.

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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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Why Activities of Daily Living are Easier with a Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Jul 14, 2021 2:27:24 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, wellness goals, COPD management, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort, Mental heath, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators, Travel

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Activities of daily living (ADL) is a term that was first coined by Sidney Katz in 1950. Essentially, it refers to the basic functions that an individual must perform on a daily basis in order to be considered self-sufficient. By better understanding the level of independence of patients with debilitating illnesses like COPD, osteoporosis, or Alzheimer’s Disease, medical professionals are able to make better decisions for their patient’s well-being such as recommending medical equipment or an assisted living facility. Activities of daily living are generally divided into five distinct categories:

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Inogen One G5 Portable Oxygen Concentrator - Unboxing & Review

Jul 1, 2021 3:21:25 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, COPD education, COPD management, Inogen One G5, Inogen

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How to Boost Your Energy Levels Naturally if You Have COPD

Jun 21, 2021 4:44:05 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Inogen, Caire Freestyle Comfort, Mental heath, Sleeping And Chronic Illness

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There’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning to symptoms like fatigue, stiffness, chest pain, or grogginess. However, this is a reality that many Americans face, especially those with pulmonary illnesses like COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, and asthma. According to Dispatch Health, fatigue is the second most common symptom of COPD behind dyspnea (shortness of breath). This study found that the amount of COPD patients with clinically significant fatigue is around 50%, in contrast to 10% in elderly people without COPD.

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How Positive Thinking Can Improve Outcomes for COPD Patients

Jun 14, 2021 3:24:40 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Mental heath

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When you think about your day as a whole, how much time do you spend thinking positive thoughts? What about negative thoughts? And have you ever wondered how these two different lines of thinking are affecting your well-being and your ability to cope with your lung disease? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an unbelievably complex disease. Like we’ve discussed in previous posts, it’s a “systemic disease’” meaning it can have manifestations in other areas of the body. So, we can’t even begin to imagine all of the ways it affects our physical and mental health. 

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5 Tips to Help You Get the Best Deal on Your Oxygen Concentrator

Jun 8, 2021 3:57:27 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, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, Inogen One G5, Inogen, Caire Freestyle Comfort, gift guide, Travel

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No matter what stage of life you are in, it’s always a good idea to find new ways to save money. If you’re someone with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or a similar lung disease, one of the best ways you can cut costs is by looking for ways to save money on medication, medical equipment, and other medical expenses. This study found that the average annual healthcare cost per COPD patient is around $4,147 and that increased disease severity is associated with higher healthcare costs.

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7 Tips for Making Supplemental Oxygen Less Intrusive in Your Daily Life

Jun 2, 2021 3:49:53 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, Inogen One G5, Inogen, Caire Freestyle Comfort, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators, Travel

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Supplemental oxygen therapy is a foundational part of most COPD treatment plans. The ultimate goal of oxygen therapy is to provide the lungs with a higher concentration of oxygen which helps ensure that your blood oxygen levels remain normal. While most COPD patients need to use supplemental oxygen at some point in their lives, the experience tends to vary from person to person. 

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COPD and Osteoporosis: What's the Connection?

May 26, 2021 4:31:46 PM / 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, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, outdoor recreation, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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If you tuned into our blog earlier this month, you know that we discussed COPD as a “systemic disease.” In other words, it’s a disease that affects every part of the body, not just the lungs. This is an important distinction to make because it enables both patients and medical professionals to detect systemic manifestations earlier on and treat them more effectively. One of the systemic manifestations that we mentioned in this post is osteoporosis, a disease that affects the density of the bones.

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