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Foods that May Worsen Respiratory Symptoms

Increased shortness of breath – wheezing – cough. Yikes! Are there really foods that can cause your respiratory symptoms to worsen? Scientists say that, at least for some people, there are. Limit Meaty, Starchy Salty Foods Contrary to popular belief, dairy products, such as milk, cheese and yogurt, don’t increase mucus production1 and worsen cough; meaty, […]

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Prophylactic Antibiotics in COPD: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

From aminoglycosides to tetracyclines, antibiotics are a group of medications that are used to treat a wide variety of infections caused by bacteria.  Although very effective in the treatment of bacterial infections, antibiotics won’t work effectively on infections caused by viruses, such as the common cold, influenza (flu), hepatitis or HIV. What Does the Term […]

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Understanding Alpha-1

The role genetics play in COPD has never been more evident than in Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency.  Abbreviated as AAT deficiency or Alpha-1, this commonly misdiagnosed disorder is often overlooked as being one of the possible causes of lung disease. AAT deficiency can also cause liver disease and a skin condition known as panniculitis, but […]

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Lower Blood Pressure with Omega-3 Fatty Acids

High blood pressure is defined as having a systolic (top number) pressure of 140 or above and a diastolic (bottom number) pressure of 90 or above. Approximately 31% (1 out of 3) of American adults are estimated to have high blood pressure, a common risk factor for brain aneurysm, stroke, heart attack and kidney failure.1 […]

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3 Easiest Exercises to Do With Your Inogen One Oxygen Concentrator

If you’re like most people, you switched to a portable oxygen concentrator (POC) like the Inogen One G3 because it afforded you the freedom and independence that your home oxygen concentrator didn’t. Whereas once you were tied down to a cumbersome, stationary unit with endless miles of tubing, you’re now free to travel where you […]

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Portable Oxygen Concentrators: An Alternative to Traditional Oxygen Therapy

At a time when traditional solutions to oxygen therapy are no longer viable, a portable oxygen concentrator (POC) like the Inogen One G3 is a convenient, light-weight alternative to better breathing.  By continuously purifying air from the atmosphere, the Inogen One G3 eliminates the need for heavy oxygen tanks or inconvenient refills. What’s more, because […]

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10 Warning Signs Your COPD is Getting Worse

A COPD exacerbation is defined as a period of time when your usual COPD symptoms worsen. For some people, a COPD exacerbation can become so serious that hospitalization is necessary.  The most common cause of COPD exacerbations are viral and bacterial infections and air pollution. Having a flare-up of your COPD symptoms can be downright […]

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