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COPD Awareness - Close the Communication Gap

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Communication is key to closing the gap between healthcare providers and patients.

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COPD Awareness - Here are the Facts

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory disease that blocks airflow in your lungs. It makes breathing difficult and can prevent your body from getting the oxygen it needs. 

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COPD Awareness - Identifying Symptoms and Risk Factors

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The symptoms of COPD are usually constant and can slowly progress over many years. Learn about the common symptoms and risk factors of COPD.

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5 Steps to Qualify for Home Oxygen Therapy

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Oxygen Therapy presents an effective treatment option that can help relieve and manage symptoms, and make meaningful contributions in the lives of individuals with symptoms of various respiratory conditions - both acute and chronic, requiring oxygen therapy on either long or short-term basis.

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5 Tips for Living with Congestive Heart Failure

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There is no question that living with congestive heart failure can be challenging. Your heart must work harder to pump more efficiently and prevents your body from circulating the proper oxygen and nutrients needed to remain healthy.

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Coughing Exercises

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Because it can be difficult to cough up mucus—especially with a weakened cough reflex—it is important to drink enough fluids to keep your mucus thin and loose. Check with your practitioner to determine how much fluid you should drink daily to keep your cough effective.

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Coughing Up Blood with Mucus

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A simple cough during your day hardly warrants a second thought but coughing up blood with mucus should give you pause. It can be a frightening experience, especially if it has never happened to you before.

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Fall and Winter Advice for Respiratory Patients

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Staying healthy is more important than ever for patients with chronic lung diseases. Some every day rules to help you stay healthy and minimize the risk of exposure to viruses and infections include washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds , sanitizing between washes, quit smoking, caring for your teeth and gums, avoiding germs, and considering vaccinations like the flu shots. There are even more considerations you may not have thought of to help you stay healthy.

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Flying with Your Portable Oxygen Concentrator

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In today's world, undergoing oxygen therapy doesn't mean remaining housebound. With a range of portable oxygen treatment devices now available, you can carry your supply with you wherever you go, including in the air. 

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Home Oxygen Therapy: What You Need to Know

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Home oxygen therapy is an effective therapy option for a variety of chronic respiratory conditions.

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Low Oxygen Symptoms: Signs You May Not Be Getting Enough Oxygen

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Few things can interrupt your health as much as insufficient oxygen levels. Every cell in your body requires it, and many different issues can make it difficult for you to breathe and circulate enough oxygen.

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The Patient's Guide to Oxygen Therapy

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Receiving a respiratory disease diagnosis can be life-changing. These conditions are common and often debilitating to those who suffer from them. Fortunately, oxygen therapy is an effective treatment option that can help control the symptoms of respiratory illness.

Continue reading to learn more about oxygen therapy, including how it works, who may benefit from it, and best practices for treatment.

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What Is COPD and How Do I Manage It?

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Keeping your COPD under control requires ongoing effort. Fortunately, there are several effective ways to manage it. 

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