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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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9 Tips for Staying Active Outdoors This Summer if You Have COPD

May 21, 2021 1:06:00 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators, Travel

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For the majority of people, summer is the best time for being active. No matter what type of physical exercise you like to do, everything tends to be more enjoyable and productive when it’s done outside rather than inside. What’s more, studies have shown many health benefits to being outdoors including lowering blood pressure, reducing stress, and preventing insomnia, a sleep disorder that often results from a lack of sunlight during the day. 

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Portable Oxygen Concentrators with the Most Intuitive Design in 2021

May 6, 2021 3:42:20 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort, Inogen One G3

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Supplemental oxygen therapy is vital for people with chronic respiratory conditions who experience low blood oxygen levels. When a patient’s blood oxygen level falls below what’s considered normal, this is known as hypoxemia, and it’s a potentially serious condition — especially when it prolongs over long periods of time. The longer you experience hypoxemia, the more likely you are to have heart or brain complications along with many other systemic issues.

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Why and How Inogen Oxygen Systems Always Out Preform Other Brands

May 4, 2021 6:00:12 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Portable Oxygen, Inogen One G5, Inogen, Inogen One G3, Inogen One G4

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Oxygen therapy is a life saving therapy that helps oxygen patients around the world treat respiratory diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. Oxygen therapy is most commonly administered through nasal tubing called oxygen cannulas or with a face mask if you are using oxygen at night time while you sleep. 

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Long Term Oxygen Therapy Devices That Make Life A Breeze

Apr 19, 2021 12:52:14 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, Respiratory Resource Center, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, Inogen One G5, SeQual Eclipse 5, Inogen One G3, Continuous flow oxygen concentrator, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators

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If you have a condition such as chronic obstructive respiratory disease or pulmonary fibrosis, it is possible that you will eventually require supplemental oxygen therapy as a main treatment method if you do not already.

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A Buying Guide for Caire FreeStyle Comfort Accessories

Mar 24, 2021 12:53:35 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators

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With around 65 million patients worldwide, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is anything but uncommon. In fact, it’s one of the most prevalent lung conditions in the world behind asthma. However, despite these statistics, COPD is labeled an “invisible illness.” Many people suffer with this condition in silence, and society as a whole tends to stigmatize it by misunderstanding what its causes are and what life is like with this condition.

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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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Long Term Oxygen Therapy Doesn't Have to be a Pain in the Neck

Feb 23, 2021 10:44:02 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Medication and Treatment, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, COPD management, Inogen One G5

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Supplemental oxygen therapy or long term oxygen therapy (LTOT), is an at home therapy process 1.5 million Americans utilize everyday in order to improve their quantity and quality of living with chronic lung diseases.

 

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7 Benefits of the Inogen One G5 Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Feb 12, 2021 2:03:20 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Inogen One G5, Inogen

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Nowadays, life is all about choices. We get to choose where we shop, eat, work, and much more. For the most part, this is a positive thing because it allows us the freedom to create a life that’s suited to our wants and needs. Oxygen patients, for example, can benefit from many decades of improvement in oxygen device technology and they have a wider array of options available to them than ever before including oxygen tanks, liquid oxygen tanks, stationary oxygen concentrators, and portable oxygen concentrators.

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