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How Positive Thinking Can Improve Outcomes for COPD Patients

Jun 14, 2021 3:24:40 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Mental heath

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COPD and Osteoporosis: What's the Connection?

May 26, 2021 4:31:46 PM / 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, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, outdoor recreation, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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If you tuned into our blog earlier this month, you know that we discussed COPD as a “systemic disease.” In other words, it’s a disease that affects every part of the body, not just the lungs. This is an important distinction to make because it enables both patients and medical professionals to detect systemic manifestations earlier on and treat them more effectively. One of the systemic manifestations that we mentioned in this post is osteoporosis, a disease that affects the density of the bones.

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9 Tips for Staying Active Outdoors This Summer if You Have COPD

May 21, 2021 1:06:00 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators, Travel

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For the majority of people, summer is the best time for being active. No matter what type of physical exercise you like to do, everything tends to be more enjoyable and productive when it’s done outside rather than inside. What’s more, studies have shown many health benefits to being outdoors including lowering blood pressure, reducing stress, and preventing insomnia, a sleep disorder that often results from a lack of sunlight during the day. 

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Why You Should Think of COPD as a Systemic Disease and Not a Localized Issue

May 12, 2021 1:33:27 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Mental heath

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What is Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) in COPD?

Apr 30, 2021 3:42:00 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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14 Questions to Ask Your Pulmonologist About Supplemental Oxygen Therapy

Apr 26, 2021 1:45:49 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, sleep apnea, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Continuous flow oxygen concentrator, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators

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Airway Clearance Therapy (ACT): An Effective Tool for Treating COPD Airway Obstruction

Apr 22, 2021 9:40:21 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks, diet, asthma, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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One of the most common questions we hear COPD patients ask is, “how can I clear my airways when they get congested?” As a COPD patient, you’re likely to experience coughing fits that are brought on by the buildup of mucus and sputum in the airways and lungs. And sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you feel like you can’t clear them in order to catch a breath of fresh air. This is far more common than you might expect and it can be a frustrating and sometimes even scary experience.

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5 Conditions that May Require the Use of Supplemental Oxygen

Apr 15, 2021 10:53:39 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, asthma, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators

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Supplemental oxygen therapy, or simply oxygen therapy, is a treatment that has been around since the late 1800s. It was primarily used to treat the symptoms of pneumonia, but doctors were uncertain how much to administer, how long to keep patients on oxygen, and if there were any serious side-effects. It wasn’t until the late 1900s that there was a significant amount of research on the use of medical oxygen and doctors became more aware of how to use it.

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Advice About Diet, Vitamins, and Supplements Specifically for COPD Patients

Apr 12, 2021 4:49:48 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Tips and Hacks, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a term that categorizes a few chronic lung conditions: chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, and emphysema all of these conditions restrict airflow in some way.

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A Healthy Smile: How Your Dental Hygiene Routine Affects Your Lungs

Apr 1, 2021 2:58:42 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Tips and Hacks, diet, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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