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What Is An Oxygen Generator?
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Have you heard the terms oxygen generator and oxygen concentrator used for the same device, or wondered what the difference is? If you are new to oxygen therapy, this is not uncommon, and it can raise a lot of questions. While some people use the terms oxygen concentrator and oxygen generator interchangeably, they are very […]

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Affording Home Oxygen Equipment
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When you first learn that you will need oxygen therapy, the next thought for many people is, “But how will I afford my home oxygen equipment?” Navigating insurance, Medicare and other programs can be overwhelming at first, but you could be closer to affordable home oxygen equipment than you think. Read on to learn more […]

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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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10 Tips for Oxygen Safety in the Home
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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 ignite easier in its presence. As such, […]

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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
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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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