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What is Breathlessness? [Infographic]

If you are struggling to breathe, you might say you are feeling breathless or short of breath, but what does that mean? View the infographic below to learn about breathlessness and how Inogen’s TAV can boost your oxygen intake.     Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to https://www.inogen.com/ with this graphic.</strong><br […]

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What Is The Inogen Tidal Assist Ventilator?

Imagine you’re able to go up a full flight of stairs or go for a long walk with a friend without finding yourself feeling exhausted and breathless afterward. Feel like you are past this point already? Not necessarily. Believe it or not, doing these things without feeling breathless is still possible with the help of […]

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Getting to Know Blood Oxygen Levels

Understanding your oxygen levels is helpful to understanding how your body functions, but it is especially important for people living with breathing difficulties. If you struggle with breathing problems or heart problems, you may experience low blood oxygen levels, which can be dangerous if left untreated.  If you need to know whether your oxygen levels […]

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4 Common COPD Myths Debunked

A new diagnosis can be overwhelming and it can often feel difficult to find the right information. There is always a sea of misinformation available about any health condition, so if you are newly diagnosed with anything, it is essential that you seek out clear and accurate information to help you cope with your diagnosis […]

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Do I Need a Prescription to Buy a Portable Oxygen Concentrator?

When a patient first learns that they will require supplemental oxygen to improve their breathing, they are likely to have many questions. Patients often wonder about how to get their oxygen and what steps they will need to complete in order to get the oxygen delivery device they need. If your doctor has recommended supplemental […]

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6 Tips From Doctors on Managing COPD Exacerbations

If you have COPD, your symptoms will sometimes vary depending on a variety of factors, many of which are out of your control. Sometimes, you will experience COPD exacerbations, which is a worsening of your symptoms. Also called flare-ups, exacerbations cause the swelling and mucus in your airways to worsen, which can cause anything from […]

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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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