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Respiratory Resource Center

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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The lungs are one of five vital organs in the human body along with the brain, heart, kidneys,and liver. Every breath you take helps to produce and distribute nutrients in the bloodstream that provide you with energy, heal your wounds, and maintain every other organ throughout the body. And while most people understand the basics of maintaining healthy lungs i.e., getting enough exercise, eating healthy foods, and not smoking, many people aren’t aware of how specific lung diseases differ from one another and how they’re diagnosed by medical professionals.

 

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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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The Effects of Poor Sleep Quality on COPD Exacerbations

Jul 10, 2019 11:30:03 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks, diet, sleep apnea

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If you’ve already read our blog on treating and overcoming sleep apnea, you know that sleep apnea is a common disorder with potentially serious implications. While sleep apnea symptoms may seem mild at first, over time, obstructive sleep apnea may eventually lead to increased blood pressure, heart disease, liver disease, depression, and more. 

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COPD and Anxiety: How to Find Peace of Mind

Jul 5, 2019 11:42:42 AM / by Admin posted in COPD, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks, diet

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Blood Oxygen Levels: What You Need To Know

Jun 25, 2019 9:06:04 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center

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Without oxygen, human life would not exist. Much like the water you drink and the food you eat, the oxygen you inhale plays an essential role in helping your body convert nutrients into usable energy, occurring through a process called cellular respiration.

Every time you take a breath, air passes over tiny air sacs in the lungs called alveoli. Oxygen is absorbed from the air and sent to every part of the body via the bloodstream providing your body with the energy it needs to survive and thrive.

 

Unfortunately, there are a number of diseases and disorders that can affect the body's ability to process oxygen, transport it throughout the body, or to take in the amount of oxygen that it needs. This results in a condition called hypoxemia or low blood oxygen levels.

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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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Your Complete Guide for Choosing an Air Filter to Improve COPD Symptoms

Aug 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Duke Reeves posted in COPD, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks

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When you suffer from a breathing disorder like COPD, it's vital to breathe air that is clean and healthy as often as possible. Respiratory diseases leave your lungs and airways extra sensitive to irritation and inflammation, which means that even small amounts of airborne contaminates can worsen COPD symptoms and even cause exacerbations.

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How to Use Yoga and Tai Chi to Improve Your COPD

Aug 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Duke Reeves posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks

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Regular physical activity is a vital part of keeping yourself healthy if you have COPD. Unfortunately, the very nature of the disease makes exercise more difficult, with fatigue and breathing difficulties being some of the major symptoms.

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How to Treat Bloating Caused by COPD

Aug 21, 2018 11:00:42 AM / by Duke Reeves posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy

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Everyone experiences bloating every now and then, often the result of a big meal or a minor stomach illness. However, bloating tends to be a frequent problem for people with COPD for different reasons, and it's a problem that is frequently underestimated.

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