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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and How it Affects COPD Patients

Oct 20, 2020 3:33:34 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, diet, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors, Mental heath

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For most people, the beginning of fall is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the changing colors, the cool weather, and begin preparing for the holidays ahead. However, for some, the change of seasons is not always a positive thing. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition that affects about 5 percent of U.S. adults each year and it’s associated with depressive episodes that correlate with the change of seasons.

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A Resource Guide for COPD Patients who Struggle with Mental Health

Oct 14, 2020 6:41:00 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in diet, wellness goals, COPD education, Mental heath

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COPD effects more than just your lungs and how well you can breath. It also influences your mental state causing irrational behavior or mood swings, and can even lead to depression and anxiety.

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Oxygen Therapy and Exercise for COPD Will Give you Independence and Freedom

Oct 8, 2020 5:24:55 PM / by Ana Eyssimont posted in Respiratory Resource Center, portable oxygen concentrator, wellness goals, exercise, COPD management

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COPD is an invasive disease and living with this chronic illness will change your life in more ways than one. In this article we will talk about how you can take back your freedom and independence by exercising regularly and having the right oxygen equipment.

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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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Your Guide to the Many Forms of Pneumonia & How They Affect COPD

Oct 6, 2020 3:56:26 PM / by Devon Slavens posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, asthma, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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Pneumonia is a somewhat common and potentially serious type of lung infection that, on average, causes more than a quarter of a million hospitalizations and about 50,000 deaths in the US every year. Anyone can get pneumonia, but it's significantly more dangerous for older adults and people with chronic lung diseases like COPD.

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What COPD Patients Should Know About Vaping and E-Cigarettes

Oct 2, 2020 2:16:33 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in COPD, Medication and Treatment, Respiratory Resource Center, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, wellness goals, COPD education, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Caire Freestyle Comfort

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If you want to lead a healthier life, you need to be more acutely aware of how your lifestyle choices — and the lifestyle choices of others — affect your long-term well-being. For example, you need to research nutrition in order to make sure that your diet is helping you progress towards your health goals, rather than pushing you farther away from them. But nobody ever said this would be easy. With all the information (and misinformation) that’s out there, it can be pretty overwhelming trying to create a health plan and carry it out.

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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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7 Barriers You Can Overcome with the Help of a Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Sep 25, 2020 10:47:45 AM / by Daniel Seter posted in Medication and Treatment, Portable Oxygen, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, COPD education, COPD management, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Inogen, Caire Freestyle Comfort, Inogen One G3

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Life is full of obstacles that we need to overcome. Whether it be an obstacle in our career or personal life, success always comes from our ability to adapt to these circumstances and find a way past them. Thankfully, you never have to feel “alone” when it comes to facing these challenges. There’s no shame in relying on friends and family when times get tough, especially if it’s your health that’s at stake.

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What is Peripheral Edema and Why is it a Concern for COPD Patients?

Sep 17, 2020 1:41:06 PM / by Daniel Seter posted in Medication and Treatment, diet, oxygen therapy, wellness goals, exercise, COPD education, COPD management, wellness for seniors

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If you live with COPD, asthma, or a similar chronic condition, it can sometimes feel like you’re walking on eggshells. These diseases cause the lungs, airways, and other areas of the body to become very sensitive to “triggers” like air pollution, infection, injury, and more. In certain situations, even your pulmonary rehabilitation routine can exacerbate these symptoms; this is why it’s always important to keep your doctor informed about what you’re experiencing.

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