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Pulse Oximetry & Oxygen Saturation: What Oxygen Therapy Users Need to Know

Pulse Oximetry & Oxygen Saturation: What Oxygen Therapy Users Need to Know A pulse oximeter is a handy medical device that uses two frequencies of light – red and infrared – to determine the percentage of hemoglobin in the blood that is saturated with oxygen, or your oxygen saturation level. When oxygen saturation is measured […]

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Keeping Your Portable Concentrator in Top Condition

Keeping Your Portable Concentrator in Top Condition The Inogen One G3 portable concentrator is known for being more lightweight, quieter, and more reliable than competitive portable concentrators on the market today.  You may not know, however, that it has a unique feature making it ideal for the active person: replaceable sieve bed columns. How an […]

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Positive Expiratory Pressure Therapy

Positive Expiratory Pressure Therapy Impaired airway clearance in lung disease leads to inflammation, recurring lung infections and further destruction of lung tissue.[1] Chest physiotherapy (CPT) and postural drainage (PD) are widely prescribed, traditional methods of airway clearance that are often labor-intensive and time consuming for patients to perform. Positive expiratory pressure (PEP) is an airway […]

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High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Devices

High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Devices Lung health is dependent upon effective and consistent airway clearance. When airway clearance is compromised, mucus builds up and pools in the airways creating a breeding ground for bacteria and a high risk of infection. Certain medical conditions such as chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis and pneumonia are characterized […]

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10 Holiday Travel Trips for People with COPD

10 Holiday Travel Trips for People with COPD Crowded airports – holiday traffic – unfamiliar winter roads – travel during the holidays can be stressful for anyone, but it can be especially challenging if you have COPD. Does this mean that people with COPD are homebound for the holidays? Absolutely not! With a little planning, […]

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Preparing for Winter with COPD

Preparing for Winter with COPD COPD exacerbations, more commonly referred to as COPD flare-ups, are twice as likely to occur in winter as in summer due, in part, to the improved survival of lung viruses in colder weather.[1] In addition, between the months of November and February, you’re more likely to be hospitalized as a […]

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How Is COPD Diagnosed?

How Is COPD Diagnosed? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a preventable and treatable lung disease that’s characterized by limitation of airflow both into and out of the lungs. According to the Global Initiative for Obstructive Lung Disease, a COPD diagnosis should be considered in any patient who has shortness of breath, a persistent cough […]

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10 Tips for Oxygen Safety in the Home

10 Tips for Oxygen Safety in the Home Home oxygen safety is one of the most important aspects of oxygen therapy whether you choose an oxygen concentrator, oxygen cylinders or a liquid oxygen system as your oxygen supply source. Although oxygen is a safe, non-flammable gas, it does support combustion meaning things burn more readily and […]

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6 Airway Clearance Therapies for COPD Mucus Treatment

6 Airway Clearance Therapies for COPD Mucus Treatment In many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), increased mucus production and retention of excess mucus are persistent problems increasing the risk of lung infections. Because frequent lung infections damage lung tissue even further and worsen COPD, learning how to effectively clear mucus from the air passages […]

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Signs and Symptoms of Emphysema

Signs and Symptoms of Emphysema Emphysema is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in which the air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs enlarge and eventually rupture. Once the air sacs are damaged, the lungs lose their elasticity and exhalation becomes difficult. As lung damage progresses, the effort it takes to breathe increases and […]

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