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Optimizing the Cost and your Lifestyle Based on your Oxygen Device

Aug 30, 2021 12:22:38 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD management, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G4

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Is spending the extra cash on a high quality supplementary oxygen device really Worth It? How do you know you're making the best choice? Read this blog to learn about all of the way oxygen can and will effect your lifestyle, and which oxygen device will help you pursue your goals while others may hold you back! 

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Oxlife Freedom Portable Oxygen Concentrator - Unboxing & Review

Aug 18, 2021 3:55:06 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD management, wellness for seniors, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators

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Avoid the Long Term Lung Damage Cause by COVID-19 at all Costs

Aug 18, 2021 10:52:39 AM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, wellness goals, coronavirus, covid-19

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COVID-19 and lung damage is still a very new problem, and while research so far can tell us some of the impacts of COVID-19 on respiratory disease there is still a lot of uncertainty. That being said, it is important to fact-check information that you see on the internet, especially when it comes to something as serious as COVID-19 and lung damage.

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The Reality of COPD and Life Expectancy

Jul 29, 2021 12:30:59 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in COPD, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management

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Over 16 million Americans knowingly have COPD, meaning they have been diagnosed with COPD and are currently treating their COPD. The harsh reality for all of these people is the COPD has no cure, this progressive disease will stick with you, and if gone untreated take years off of your life. That being said, treating COPD has been heavily researched, and following a treatment plan for your personal diagnosis will increase your life expectancy.

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Finding Your Flow State: Practicing Tai Chi and Yoga to Promote Lung Health

Jul 20, 2021 5:34:05 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in wellness goals, exercise, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a group of progressive lung diseases, the most common being emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

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Why Activities of Daily Living are Easier with a Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Jul 14, 2021 2:27:24 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, wellness goals, COPD management, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort, Mental heath, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators, Travel

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Activities of daily living (ADL) is a term that was first coined by Sidney Katz in 1950. Essentially, it refers to the basic functions that an individual must perform on a daily basis in order to be considered self-sufficient. By better understanding the level of independence of patients with debilitating illnesses like COPD, osteoporosis, or Alzheimer’s Disease, medical professionals are able to make better decisions for their patient’s well-being such as recommending medical equipment or an assisted living facility. Activities of daily living are generally divided into five distinct categories:

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Why Do COPD Symptoms Worsen at Night and What Can You Do About it?

Jul 8, 2021 4:43:52 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, Tips and Hacks, diet, portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Continuous flow oxygen concentrator

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a condition that has a substantial detrimental impact on patients’ quality of life. Especially during the later stages of the disease, many people find themselves unable to complete daily tasks that they were once able to do without giving a second thought. For example, activities that were once fun and relaxing like going to the grocery store or cooking may feel more like a chore than anything else. This is often due to recurring symptoms like breathlessness, chest pain, and fatigue.

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It is Not Always Mind Over Matter: How COPD can be Impacting your Mental Heath

Jul 6, 2021 3:20:28 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Medication and Treatment, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management

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Anxiety can show itself in a number of ways for a multitude of different reasons. If you have COPD or another obstructive respiratory disease that makes breathing difficult, you may also experience anxiety related symptoms due to breathlessness. 

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Respiratory Sounds: What Are They and Why Are They Important?

Jun 29, 2021 4:23:25 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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When you inhale and exhale, the air in your lungs and airways may create turbulence called respiratory sounds — also known as “lung sounds” or “breath sounds.” You may know these sounds as “coughing” and “wheezing” but there’s actually a lot more to these sounds than you might initially realize. Breathing sounds are not only used to help diagnose lung conditions like COPD, asthma, and pneumonia but they can be used to assist medical professionals in directing and prescribing medication for these lung diseases. 

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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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