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Respiratory Resource Center

How to be a Helpful Caregiver for Someone with COPD

Aug 16, 2019 10:04:23 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, diet, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects millions of people around the world. It’s a lung disease characterized by difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing, chest pain, and more. While there is no cure for COPD, its symptoms can be reduced significantly by following a strict treatment plan designed by your doctor. 

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Everything You Need To Know About Lung Disease Diagnosis

Aug 6, 2019 4:36:01 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, diet, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, asthma

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How To Live a Fulfilling and Rewarding Life With COPD

Jul 30, 2019 11:42:38 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Tips and Hacks, diet, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy

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Regardless of our career choice, favorite hobbies, and general interests, all humans have one thing in common — a desire to live meaningful and productive lives. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always go as planned. We may know exactly what we want to accomplish one minute, but all of a sudden everything is turned on its head and we need to adapt and reevaluate what’s important to us. 

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Health Insurance and Oxygen Equipment: What You Need to Know

Jul 24, 2019 1:08:09 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in Medication and Treatment, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy

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In this day and age, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult for people to pay their medical bills. Whether it’s a simple visit to the doctor’s office or a major medical procedure, most people have no idea where they’ll be financially after everything is said and done. And there’s certainly no exception when it comes to purchasing oxygen therapy devices like home oxygen concentrators, portable oxygen concentrators, or CPAP and BiPAP machines.

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Oxygen Troubleshooting: Easy Fixes for the Most Common Errors

Jul 18, 2019 1:36:04 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy

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Oxygen concentrators are one of the most reliable and effective treatments for COPD, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis and a host of other medical conditions. But like any other machine on the market, oxygen concentrators and portable oxygen concentrators can malfunction. The great news is that there is a host of helpful information out there to get your device working for you again.

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How To Maintain A Healthy Weight With COPD

Jul 15, 2019 11:14:59 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, diet, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, sleep apnea

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If you grew up hearing the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” then you’ve probably spent your life trying to eat healthy foods. However, “eating healthy” isn’t necessarily just about eating healthy food; it’s about getting the right balance of nutrients that your body needs.

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Your Guide To The Inogen One G5 Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Jun 28, 2019 4:04:46 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in Medication and Treatment, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy

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The Inogen One G5 Oxygen Concentrator is the latest oxygen delivery device from Inogen. Building off the success of other products in the Inogen One line, the Inogen One G5 Oxygen Concentrator brings several new additions while still maintaining the high-quality design you'd expect from an Inogen product. 

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14 Mistakes New COPD Patients Make & How You Can Avoid Them

Feb 19, 2019 10:20:28 AM / by Duke Reeves posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, asthma

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Getting diagnosed with COPD can seem overwhelming, especially when it catches you by surprise. It's often even more overwhelming to get used to all the new treatments, medications and lifestyle changes required to keep your lungs healthy, especially while you're still trying to come to terms with your diagnosis.

 

As a chronic disease, COPD requires constant work and careful decision-making to keep the symptoms under control. Because of this, it's no surprise that new COPD patients make a variety of mistakes that can affect their health and well-being.

 

Between making changes to your diet, exercise routine, medications, and many other activities of daily life, there are a lot of opportunities for error. As you adjust to life with COPD, it's important to avoid making mistakes that could serious consequences for your health, or at least catch and correct them early on.

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COPD and CO2 Retention: What You Need to Know

Jan 16, 2019 9:52:06 AM / by Duke Reeves posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks, diet, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy

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Because COPD is a breathing disorder, most of the symptoms of the disease are caused by not being able to get enough oxygen when you breathe. However, there is another, equally serious breathing problem that COPD patients face, which is not exhaling enough carbon dioxide (CO2) when they breathe—known as CO2 retention.

 

When this happens, it allows excess carbon dioxide to build up in your blood, which can cause serious symptoms and make it more difficult to breathe. Although it is most likely to happen to patients suffering from severe COPD, anyone with the disease, especially those using supplemental oxygen, are at risk for CO2 retention.

 

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Tips and Tricks for Exercising on Oxygen Therapy

Nov 1, 2018 9:20:24 AM / by Duke Reeves posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy

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Exercise is absolutely vital for healthy living, especially if you have COPD or another respiratory disease. But when you're hooked up to your oxygen tank or concentrator, it can make working out and doing other physical activities a little bit more tricky.

 

Fortunately, exercising with oxygen isn't too difficult if you know how to do it right. In fact, the extra oxygen you get should make it easier to exercise by improving your endurance and making it easier to breathe. 

 

In this article, we're going to give you a variety of tips and techniques to help you better manage exercise while you're using supplemental oxygen. That way, you can continue living an active, healthy life without letting your disease or your oxygen therapy get in the way.

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