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Respiratory Resource Center

7 Tips to Help You Recover from a COPD Exacerbation Fast

Jan 13, 2020 12:17:00 PM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks, diet

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One of the main priorities in COPD treatment is keeping symptoms of the disease—such as breathlessness, coughing, and excess mucus—under control. However, this isn't always an easy thing to do, and COPD symptoms can get worse without much warning, even when you do everything right.

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COPD & Respiratory Failure: How to Recognize and Prevent it

Dec 30, 2019 10:21:46 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks

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COPD and other respiratory diseases often come with health complications, both big and small. One of the more serious complications of COPD is acute respiratory failure, a medical emergency that occurs when you experience a sudden and serious drop in lung function.

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How Smart Inhaler Technology Can Help People With Asthma and COPD

Dec 23, 2019 8:32:00 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks, asthma

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Daily medications are a primary life-line for people with COPD, and a necessary part of life for people with asthma and other respiratory diseases. In fact, most COPD patients have to follow a strict treatment regimen and take several different medications every day just to keep their symptoms under control.

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How to Do Pulmonary Rehab at Home for COPD

Dec 16, 2019 8:54:29 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks

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If you or someone you love has COPD, then you might have heard about a treatment known as pulmonary rehabilitation. This treatment is essentially a breathing and exercise training program specifically designed for people with COPD and other respiratory problems that make it difficult to breathe.

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How to Prepare for Medical Emergencies and Hospital Visits if You Have COPD

Dec 9, 2019 11:22:04 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks

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Consider this hypothetical scenario: you have a COPD exacerbation and your shortness of breath suddenly gets much worse than usual. You call your doctor to see what you should do, and she tells you to go to the hospital right away.

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How to Use an Incentive Spirometer to Treat COPD

Dec 2, 2019 10:43:00 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Tips and Hacks, oxygen therapy

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Breathing exercises are an important part of COPD treatment, and experts recommend doing them regularly to keep your breathing muscles strong. They can also help you recover some of the breathing strength and function you lose after an illness or exacerbation weakens your lungs.

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11 Ways to Reduce Chest and Rib Pain Caused by COPD

Nov 25, 2019 9:12:00 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks

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If you are like most people with COPD, you've probably experienced at least some degree of pain in your chest and ribs. This kind of pain can come in a variety of forms, including muscle aches, rib soreness, chest tightness, and general feelings of discomfort.

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How to Set Goals to Improve Your Life with COPD

Nov 18, 2019 11:21:00 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks

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If you're like just about everybody else in the world, you probably have a variety of different goals and aspirations. You might not even think of them as “goals,” but everyone can think of certain things in their life that they want to change or achieve.

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11 Ways The Inogen One G5 Offers More Freedom Than An Oxygen Tank

Nov 14, 2019 10:01:45 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy

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If you keep up with our blog here at LPT Medical, you’ll know that last week we crowned the Inogen One G5 with the title “The Best Portable Oxygen Concentrator of 2020.” As you can imagine, we don’t take this title lightly.

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How to Take COPD Medications Correctly & Adhere to Your Treatment Plan

Nov 11, 2019 9:54:00 AM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, Tips and Hacks, oxygen therapy, asthma

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If you have COPD, your number one responsibility as a patient is to do what your doctor says and take all your medications as prescribed. This might sound simple on the surface but, in reality, it's much easier said than done.

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