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Introducing the Inogen One G4 Backpack!

Inogen One G4 Backpack: Increased Mobility and Freedom Inogen prides itself on offering our customers increased mobility and freedom through innovative products and accessories. We’ve listened to your comments and requests and are happy to announce that the Inogen One G4 Backpack is now available, just in time for spring! The Inogen One G4 Backpack […]

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Respiratory Rate for COPD Patients: What is Normal?

Respiratory rate refers to how many breaths you take per minute. The normal respiratory rate for adults at rest is 12 to 20 breaths per minute. Anything under that is considered bradypnea (breathing too slow) and anything over that is considered tachypnea (breathing too fast). In COPD, breathing rate is often increased, which is due […]

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What are Pulmonary Nodules?

If you’ve recently had a chest X-ray and been told you have pulmonary nodules, you probably have a lot of questions. How long have they been there? What caused them? Could it be cancer? The good news is, over 90% of pulmonary nodules that are smaller than 2 centimeters (3/4 inch) in diameter are benign […]

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How to Care for Your Nasal Cannula

Physicians and other medical experts agree that people with chronic (ongoing) lung diseases like COPD should remain as active as possible, despite their need for oxygen therapy.[1] Thanks to advances in medical technology that have made it possible to create oxygen delivery sources with mobility and portability in mind, it’s never been easier to stay […]

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Are Lung Nodules Cancerous?

Nodules on the lungs are small, round or oval-shaped growths found in the lungs. If a growth is less than three centimeters (1.2 inches) in diameter, it’s considered a nodule. If a growth is larger than three centimeters, it’s considered a pulmonary mass. Are all abnormal growths cancerous? Some of them are, especially larger pulmonary […]

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How Do You Treat Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer?

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer accounting for approximately 80-85% of all lung cancer tumors.[1] Although serious, it usually spreads at a slower rate than other types of lung cancer and treatment can sometimes stop it from worsening.[2] Types of NSCLC Tumors There are three main types of […]

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Are COPD Patients at Risk for Barrel Chest?

Barrel chest – a term that best describes a bulging, rounded chest that resembles the shape of a barrel. The term “barrel chest” commonly relates to people who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), namely emphysema in its later stages. In emphysema, the lungs are chronically (persisting over a long period of time) over-inflated with […]

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8 Main Causes of Chest Congestion

Chest congestion – that annoying tightness you feel in your chest, under and around your breast bone. It’s a common symptom of many respiratory ailments, but when could it be a sign of something more serious? Let’s take a look… Defining Chest Congestion If we asked 10 different people to define chest congestion, we’d probably […]

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