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Happy Falls Prevention Awareness Day!

Happy First Day of Fall! The Fall Equinox falls on September 23 and on this day, we observe Falls Prevention Awareness Day.  Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+, so on this day we encourage you to educate yourself and those you love on how to decrease […]

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6 Main Chest Congestion Causes

Chest congestion – that annoying tightness you feel in your chest and under and around your breast bone when you have excess mucus you are unable to cough up. It is a common symptom of many respiratory ailments, but when could it be a sign of something more serious? Let’s take a look at chest […]

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15 Facts About Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis is a rare, but serious chronic lung condition that involves scarring between and on the walls of the alveoli in the lungs. As the scarring becomes more severe, the lungs become stiff rather than elastic, and they are no longer able to expand and contract as necessary. This makes it difficult for oxygen […]

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Oxygen Therapy Side Effects

Oxygen therapy is the basic method of treatment for people with severe COPD, either during a COPD exacerbation or when the disease is stable and blood oxygen levels are low. The goal of oxygen therapy is to maintain your blood oxygen at a level that meets your body’s demand for oxygen, usually above 89%.1 While a higher oxygen saturation is […]

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Summer 2019 Travel Guide

Freedom to travel and enjoy the outdoors is one of the benefits of portable oxygen concentrators. This year, we’ve already heard from quite a few people that have taken warm-weather vacations with their Inogen One portable oxygen concentrators. With summer just around the corner, we’re pleased  to present your Summer 2019 Travel Guide using Inogen […]

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Coughing Bloody Mucus: When Is It an Emergency?

When you have lung disease, a chronic breathing condition or another pulmonary disease, you can expect to cough frequently, often coughing up mucus as you clear your airways. However, if you cough up bloody mucus, it can be quite unnerving, so it is good to know when you should be concerned and seek medical help. […]

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COPD and Kidneys: National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month, which makes it a great time to review how your kidneys work and how they are affected by COPD. When you think about chronic lung diseases like COPD, the kidneys are probably not the first organs that come to mind. However, many people with COPD experience kidney problems. So, how […]

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