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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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The Ins and Outs of 3 Continuous Flow Portable Oxygen Concentrators

Jan 27, 2021 3:00:48 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in portable oxygen concentrator, Respironics SimplyGo, SeQual Eclipse 5, Continuous flow oxygen concentrator, Oxlife Independence

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Continuous flow portable oxygen concentrators offer the oxygen patient a constant flow of oxygen. Many oxygen patients require continuous flow only during certain activities like while they exercise or when they sleep, while others need their oxygen continuously flowing at all times of the day and night. 

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How to Plan for a Power Outage if You Have COPD

Jan 11, 2021 11:05:08 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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In the 21st century, we are highly dependent on energy sources like natural gas and electricity. We use fuel to power our cars, cook and heat our homes, and we use electricity to charge our phones, computers, and more. But what happens when we lose access to these resources due to a natural disaster or some other problem? In some situations, this can be a minor nuisance; but in others, it could be life-threatening.

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Upgrading From an Oxygen Tank to the Respironics SimplyGo Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Jan 10, 2021 6:31:09 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, oxygen therapy, Respironics SimplyGo

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A Comprehensive Guide for Cleaning Your Home Safely With COPD

Dec 30, 2020 12:10:59 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, asthma, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, outdoor recreation, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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What's the Difference Between a Respirator, Ventilator, and Oxygen Concentrator?

Dec 22, 2020 4:05:31 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, asthma, sleep apnea, COPD education, COPD management, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Inogen, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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COPD and Balance: How to Prevent Falls and Physical Injury

Dec 21, 2020 11:03:43 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, diet, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Mental heath

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Most people don’t put a lot of thought into the way that they get around. As humans, we learn to walk from a very young age and we use our basic motor skills all the time. So, for most people, it’s difficult to imagine being in a situation where these basic functions are impaired. However, for someone with COPD, problems with mobility, balance, and coordination can be a daily struggle. Healthy, functioning lungs are essential for physical exertion, no matter how little it may be.

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7 Safe and Effective Home Remedies for Treating COPD

Dec 16, 2020 11:49:24 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, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort, Mental heath

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Everything You Need to Know About Oxygen Therapy: A to Z

Dec 10, 2020 5:54:57 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Tips and Hacks, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort, Inogen One G3

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Oxygen therapy has evolved to the point where the oxygen user should not only be getting the oxygen they need to breathe, but the freedom and independence to do more activities, travel, and find happiness in everyday comforts. The demand for oxygen to be user friendly, portable, and noninvasive is hugely due to the fact that every year, about 1.5 million patients in the United States utilize long term oxygen therapy.

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