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Optimizing Exercise with COPD

When you have a health condition that affects your breathing, exercise is probably the last thing on your mind. But studies show that, when you have COPD, regular physical activity relieves shortness of breath,1 decreases anxiety, reduces fatigue, promotes greater independence, and improves overall quality of life.2 In addition, supplemental oxygen administered during exercise enables people with lung […]

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Panic Attacks in COPD: 5 Ways to Win Back Control

Panic attacks are defined as episodes of intense anxiety accompanied by physical sensations of extreme arousal. Symptoms of panic attack include racing heart beat, weakness, dizziness, numbness and tingling of the hands and fingers, sweating, chest pain, difficulty breathing and a feeling that you’ve lost control.1 The prevalence of panic attacks in COPD is estimated to […]

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Men with Facial Hair Beware: Oxygen, Sparks & Mustaches Don’t Mix

Men with Facial Hair Beware: Oxygen, Sparks & Mustaches Don’t Mix Attention men with facial hair! If you use supplemental oxygen at home or on the go, grab your shaving gear and read on.  According to a recent report published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, facial hair and home oxygen can be a dangerous combination.  After […]

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Realizing the Possibilities of AARP

The AARP’s slogan is “Real Possibilities”, and that is just what Inogen urges its entire community to explore. Better breathing with an oxygen concentrator means enjoying the lifestyle that you want, and doing activities where and when you want to do them. AARP could go a long way in helping you do the things you […]

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What to Keep Around the House for Better Breathing

For those with chronic lung conditions, the need for oxygen-rich air is a constant demand. While most people might think that avoiding outdoor air pollution will keep them healthier, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims “indoor air quality can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air.” Even more alarming – the EPA […]

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Shoulder Bag vs. Backpack

Inogen prides itself on mobility and portability. Whatever your journey entails, Inogen portable oxygen concentrators can go along for the ride due to their unassuming profile. They’re small, light, and easy to carry – but what is the best way to carry one? Recently, we posed that question to the Inogen community on Facebook in […]

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Making Men’s Health a Priority

On Sunday, June 15th America honored its fathers on Fathers’ Day. But why stop at one day? And why not honor all men? June is Men’s Health Month, so for the rest of the month, why not pay special attention to the guys in our lives and make sure that they stay healthy? Fathers have […]

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Summer 2014 Travel Guide

We’ve heard from a few people already this year that have taken warm weather vacations with their Inogen One portable oxygen concentrator. Now that Memorial Day is in our rear view mirror, here is your Summer 2014 Travel Guide using Inogen One. If By Car:   The “quick trip” is often taken for granted, but […]

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Tips for Better Sleep with COPD

When was the last time you got a good night’s sleep? If you can’t remember, stick around! Insomnia, or sleeplessness, is one of the most common of all sleep disorders, affecting approximately 30% to 40% of all American adults. The National Sleep Foundation reports that sleep needs vary as we age and are especially impacted […]

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