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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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Why Do COPD Symptoms Worsen at Night and What Can You Do About it?

Jul 8, 2021 4:43:52 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks, diet, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Continuous flow oxygen concentrator

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It is Not Always Mind Over Matter: How COPD can be Impacting your Mental Heath

Jul 6, 2021 3:20:28 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Medication and Treatment, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management

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Anxiety can show itself in a number of ways for a multitude of different reasons. If you have COPD or another obstructive respiratory disease that makes breathing difficult, you may also experience anxiety related symptoms due to breathlessness. 

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Respiratory Sounds: What Are They and Why Are They Important?

Jun 29, 2021 4:23:25 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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2021 a Year of Innovative COPD Medications and Treatments

Jun 14, 2021 12:09:52 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, portable oxygen concentrator, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management

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Beside oxygen therapy, and utilizing a portable oxygen concentrator, people with COPD are left with few other options to explore that would potentially add years to their lives. Studies have shown that hypoxic patients’s respiratory health improves greatly from long-term oxygen therapy but a viable treatment beyond oxygen therapy, still must be explored. 

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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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How to Deal with COPD Related Challenges with Will and Acceptance

Jun 7, 2021 7:30:29 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, wellness goals, COPD management, Respironics SimplyGo

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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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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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