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Respiratory Resource Center

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and How it Affects COPD Patients

Oct 20, 2020 3:33:34 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, diet, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Mental heath

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For most people, the beginning of fall is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the changing colors, the cool weather, and begin preparing for the holidays ahead. However, for some, the change of seasons is not always a positive thing. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition that affects about 5 percent of U.S. adults each year and it’s associated with depressive episodes that correlate with the change of seasons.

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What Are the Quietest Portable Oxygen Concentrators in 2020?

Oct 15, 2020 11:30:05 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, Inogen One G5, Inogen, Caire Freestyle Comfort, Inogen One G3

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If this is your first time looking for a portable oxygen concentrator, you probably have a lot of questions that you need answers to. Maybe you’re wondering if your new concentrator will meet your oxygen needs, how long the battery will last, or how reliable it will be. It’s important to learn about these things before purchasing an oxygen machine so that there aren’t any surprises once it arrives at your door.

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7 Reasons to Replace Your Liquid Oxygen Tank with a Caire FreeStyle Comfort

Oct 12, 2020 3:44:30 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, oxygen therapy, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common lung conditions in the world. It’s known for developing slowly over the course of many years, leading to increased breathlessness, chest pain, coughing, and wheezing. As this incurable disease progresses, flare-ups and exacerbations become more common, so COPD patients need to pay especially close attention to the treatment plan created by their doctor. Since a core aspect of most treatment plans involves supplemental oxygen therapy, it’s also important for COPD patients to find an oxygen device that serves their long-term goals.

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7 Actionable Tips for Keeping a Healthy Routine With COPD

Oct 8, 2020 1:32:59 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Inogen, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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When you think about your daily routine, what comes to mind? Maybe you think of making your bed, taking a shower, or making a cup of coffee. These are all things that most people do sequentially and sometimes even subconsciously. But have you ever wondered why it’s so easy to do these things regularly, but something like implementing a new diet or exercise routine can feel near impossible to achieve?

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The Ins and Outs of Purchasing Oxygen Therapy

Sep 30, 2020 10:11:00 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Medication and Treatment, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, COPD education, Inogen One G5, Inogen One G3

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Long term oxygen therapy (LTOT) is a common treatment administered to respiratory patients in the comfort of their home, and depending on their prescription sometimes 24 hours a day. Lung diseases like COPD are chronic, and so LTOT can be life changing and life saving for people who have these low blood oxygen levels, which is also known as hypoxemia.

 

Oxygen therapy in itself is a simple concept, however there is confusion about where and how a person should buy their oxygen device. Anyone who is administering their own treatments or medication should be aware of every detail when it comes to health and safety, but they should also be informed about their purchasing options. Purchasing an oxygen device can feel as if you are in a maze, at each turn you find a barricade forcing you to start at the beginning again, and the cycle repeats itself. This article guides you through this maze so you know what to look out for, how to make the right choice, and more!

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How to Avoid Hospitalization Due to COPD Flare-Ups and Exacerbations

Sep 30, 2020 11:46:48 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, diet, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, coronavirus, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common lung diseases in the world. It’s estimated that about 16.4 million people in the United States alone have COPD and millions more are either undiagnosed or at high risk of contracting it. Despite this fact, many people are woefully unaware of what causes this disease and how it should best be managed.

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Buying a Caire Freestyle Comfort Pulse Dose Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Sep 25, 2020 5:34:17 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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People reach out to us everyday about how they can make their life, living with supplemental oxygen, easier. They call us wondering if there is an alternative for their oxygen tanks and how they can afford it.


When you call us, and your doctor's prescriptions states that you need to be administered oxygen via pulse dose, one of the first units we think of is the Caire Freestyle Comfort, and for a number of reasons. In this article we talk about everything this device can do for you, and how it will contribute to making your life easier and more comfortable.

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7 Barriers You Can Overcome with the Help of a Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Sep 25, 2020 10:47:45 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in Medication and Treatment, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Inogen, Caire Freestyle Comfort, Inogen One G3

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Life is full of obstacles that we need to overcome. Whether it be an obstacle in our career or personal life, success always comes from our ability to adapt to these circumstances and find a way past them. Thankfully, you never have to feel “alone” when it comes to facing these challenges. There’s no shame in relying on friends and family when times get tough, especially if it’s your health that’s at stake.

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How to Save Money and Create a Financial Plan with COPD

Sep 22, 2020 4:17:03 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, COPD education, COPD management, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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Creating an effective financial plan is essential no matter who you are or what stage of life you’re in. According to brightplan.com, having organized financials can help you improve your confidence, peace of mind, and reach both long-term and short-term goals. However, if your life becomes complicated by a chronic condition like COPD, you might find that financial planning is a lot more time-consuming and less straightforward.

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COPD Do's and Don'ts

Sep 22, 2020 10:12:21 AM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Medication and Treatment, oxygen therapy, exercise, COPD education, wellness for seniors

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease otherwise known as COPD is a group of respiratory illnesses most commonly associated with emphysema and chronic bronchitis. This disease will damage the patient's lungs and it cannot be reversed.

 

That being said, there are many people who lead happy healthy lives and still deal with their COPD diagnosis everyday. You can as well, by adhering to the "dos and don’ts" in this article about living with COPD.

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