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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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Introducing Inogen Connect – Monitor Your Oxygen. Anytime. Anywhere.®

Inogen Connect for Inogen One G4 Inogen is pleased to announce Inogen Connect, an innovative new feature now available for Inogen One G4 users. The Inogen Connect App is a free mobile application that connects you to your Inogen One G4; it provides you with the ability to monitor your Inogen One G4 closely through […]

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How Do You Treat Emphysema?

Emphysema is among a group of lung diseases known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Primarily caused by smoking, the disease damages the alveoli (air sacs), the site in the lungs where gas exchange between oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place. To date, there is no cure for emphysema, but treatment of emphysema can help […]

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What Symptoms are Associated with Stage III COPD?

If you’ve been diagnosed with Stage III COPD (severe), airflow limitation worsens as your lung function continues to decline. Your forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) is between 30% and 49% of the predicted normal[1]and you’re growing increasingly aware of the impact the disease is having on your life as work and chores around […]

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