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Respiratory Resource Center

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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How to Be a Caregiver for a Loved One With COPD

Oct 7, 2020 9:55:20 AM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Medication and Treatment, Tips and Hacks, wellness goals

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Caregivers are either naturally selfless people or they becomes selfless as their role of a caregiver develops. Caregivers take on a difficult job that often requires sacrifice in order to care for their loved one. This article is for you, the caregivers out there who need some advice about how they can continue to care for their loved one, but also take care of themselves.

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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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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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Weird COPD Symptoms and How to Manage Them

Sep 17, 2020 11:14:02 AM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Insider, COPD, Tips and Hacks, diet, oxygen therapy, exercise, COPD management

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease that causes lung irritation and therefore challenges breathing.

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) it’s the fourth most common cause of death among people in the United States. Getting treatment and developing healthy lifestyle habits are essential to improving your quality of life with this condition.

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8 Surprising Ways that COPD Affects Women Worse Than Men: Tips for Managing the Risks and Challenges that Face Women with COPD

Sep 15, 2020 12:54:53 PM / by Devon Slavens posted in Tips and Hacks, diet, COPD education, COPD management

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When it comes to sex and gender-related differences in COPD, women certainly seem to get the short end of the stick. Studies show that women not only tend to be more prone to getting COPD, but also suffer from worse symptoms, later diagnoses, and other COPD-related health problems more often than men.

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What is the Difference Between CPAP, BiPAP, and Oxygen Therapy?

Aug 20, 2020 2:22:18 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, COPD management, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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Around 70 million people in the United States suffer from some form of sleep disorder such as narcolepsy, insomnia, or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). These conditions can appear anytime during our lives and they have a significant impact on our general health and well-being.

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How to Cough Correctly with COPD

Aug 17, 2020 3:22:20 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, Tips and Hacks, COPD management

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If you have COPD, the first sign that something was not right was likely feeling shortness of breath, to the point that you wanted to see your doctor about it. It also could have been that incessant cough throughout the day and night.

It's easy to blame a cough on allergies or a common cold, but if it persists and becomes a regular thing, you should see your doctor to discuss the possibility of having COPD or another lung ailment. The sooner you find out if it is COPD causing your symptoms the sooner you will be able to treat the chronic illness, thereby slowing down the progression of your COPD.

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Enjoying 2020 to the Fullest: COPD and COVID-19 Conditions

Jul 2, 2020 3:33:54 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, wellness for seniors, coronavirus

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It is 2020, and no matter who you are, your life was most likely impacted by the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus first exposed in late 2019 (COVID-19). This virus is the most dangerous for humans when it infects your respiratory system, so this is obviously frightening for people with COPD and other underlying health conditions and immunodeficiencies.

There is much more that is unknown about the virus than there is any information that is definitive: How fast it spreads, how easily transmittable it is, and so much more will be under scientific scrutiny for months even years to come.

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