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Dealing with COPD During Cold Weather: Tips and Strategies

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a chronic respiratory illness that affects the lungs, causing breathing difficulties and other respiratory symptoms. People with COPD often experience exacerbations or flare-ups during the cold weather. If you or someone you know is living with COPD, here are some tips and strategies to help cope with the condition during the cold months.


Spirometry Testing: Understanding the Basics

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If you have ever gone to the doctor with a respiratory ailment, chances are that you have undergone spirometry testing. Spirometry is a simple and widely used tool for assessing lung function. In this article, we will explore what spirometry testing is, how it is performed, and its significance in managing lung health.


Get To Know Your Equipment: Oxygen Concentrator

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Oxygen Concentrators are medical devices that may be rented or sold and require a valid prescription1. Whether you are a medical professional or someone in need of supplemental oxygen, it is important to understand the basics of oxygen concentrator equipment. Here we will provide a beginner's guide to the oxygen concentrator.


COPD Awareness - Understanding the 4 Stages of COPD

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. It includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COPD affects approximately 16 million Americans.1 It is essential to understand the different stages of COPD to identify the disease progression, manage symptoms effectively, and receive appropriate care.


Advantages of Non-Invasive Ventilation


Chronic respiratory failure is a condition that makes it difficult for your body to maintain normal oxygen and carbon dioxide levels. Many diseases may contribute to chronic respiratory failure, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), thoracic restrictive diseases (TRD), and neuromuscular diseases (NMD). Non-invasive ventilation may assist with minimizing symptoms associated with these respiratory disorders and assist with improving your health-related quality of life.


Oxygen Conserving Devices: Innovations in Oxygen Therapy

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An oxygen conserving device (OCD) regulator is a medical device that attaches to an oxygen tank and can help patients conserve the amount of oxygen they are using in place of a traditional oxygen flow regulator. OCDs are particularly useful for people with respiratory illnesses such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma, or other lung diseases that affect the body’s ability to take in oxygen.


What Is Remote Connected Care®?

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Lincare's Remote Connected Care® helps healthcare providers detect patient health problems early, improving diagnostics and early intervention.


COPD Awareness - Close the Communication Gap

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


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. 


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.


Coughing Up Blood with Mucus


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.


Eating Well with COPD

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Individuals with COPD can receive several benefits from proper nutrition. Depending on your condition, it can also influence the severity of COPD, so be sure to ask your practitioner which foods are best for you. Changing your eating habits will not cure COPD, but it can help you feel better mentally and physically.


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.


The Benefits of Pulmonary Management in Long-Term Care

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Patients with respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or emphysema often enter long-term care (LTC) facilities to receive the support they need.


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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