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5 Things People with COPD Wish You Knew

People living with COPD need to learn a lot of new information after a diagnosis. However, as people who live with COPD can tell you, there are some things they wish they’d known from the start. If you or someone you love have been newly diagnosed with COPD, here are the things you’ll want to […]

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The Sound of Better Breathing: Benefits of Music
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Do you ever feel better after hearing one of your favorite songs? That effect may be more profound than you think. If you’ve found yourself wondering whether there are health benefits to music, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that they do exist. ARE THERE HEALTH BENEFITS TO MUSIC?  Other than the potential to […]

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Stress and Oxygen
breathing tips for anxiety

Stress seems to be an unfortunate part of daily life for most Americans. That’s why it can be helpful to look at the impact that chronic stress has on your health. If you have a chronic illness or another health condition, you experience additional stress. Learning more about how to manage your stress can help […]

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Signs and Symptoms of Emphysema
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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 breathing becomes labored.  Smoking is […]

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The Trouble with Mouth Breathing and Treatment Options
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Wondering why mouth breathing matters, how it affects you and how to stop mouth breathing? If you are a mouth breather, you probably have all of these questions and more. Read on to learn why being a mouth breather can have a surprising impact on your health. Nose Breathing vs. Mouth Breathing You might not […]

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Do You Experience Breathlessness on Oxygen Therapy?

You shouldn’t have to accept the feelings of breathlessness and exhaustion just because you may have a lung condition. Do YOU experience breathlessness on oxygen therapy? Read more below to see if you are experiencing breathlessness and don’t forget to read more about Inogen’s TAV (Tidal Assist Ventilator) and how it can help alleviate your […]

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Acute vs. Chronic Bronchitis: Understanding the Differences
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Bronchitis is a respiratory illness that causes inflammation of the tubes that carry air to the lungs—also known as the airways or bronchial tubes. When the airways become irritated, swollen and inflamed, less air is able to travel to and from the lungs and mucus begins to form in them. This generally causes an irritating […]

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Challenges Of Aging
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As you age, your individual needs can become clearer over time or change in ways you may not expect. This can be both surprising and unnerving as you learn to adjust your life. Understanding the challenges of aging, and the way our needs may change with time, is key to maintaining the best quality of […]

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Foods that May Worsen Respiratory Symptoms
foods that cause mucus

Increased shortness of breath – wheezing – cough. Yikes! We know that there are foods that are good for your lungs, but are there really foods that can cause your respiratory symptoms to worsen? Scientists say that, at least for some people, there are. Read on to discover the foods that cause shortness of breath […]

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Oxygen Therapy and Daily Activities
Woman using an Inogen TAV® Tidal Assist Ventilator with a portable, refillable oxygen tank

Beginning oxygen therapy can be a bit intimidating before you know how to incorporate your oxygen treatments into your daily life. However, it is possible to work oxygen therapy into your daily activities, particularly if you use a portable oxygen concentrator. Here are some ways in which oxygen therapy can actually improve your ability to […]

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