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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
Oxygen Regulator, Tank Mount, w/DISS 1240 Fitting

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
Chest pressure

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
foods that cause mucus

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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Oxygen Therapy and Daily Activities
Woman using an Inogen TAV® Tidal Assist Ventilator with a portable, refillable oxygen tank

Beginning oxygen therapy can be a bit intimidating before you know how to incorporate your oxygen treatments into your daily life. However, it is possible to work oxygen therapy into your daily activities, particularly if you use a portable oxygen concentrator. Here are some ways in which oxygen therapy can actually improve your ability to […]

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Technology and Respiratory Health
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If you have been researching portable oxygen concentrators, you may have noticed that many of the latest models incorporate a number of different technological features. So how do these features benefit you as an oxygen user and improve your respiratory health? Let’s take a look.  How Technology Improves Your Oxygen Experience Many of the latest […]

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Oxygen Concentrator vs. Nebulizer Machine

Many people with COPD, asthma and other respiratory diseases or illnesses have to use both oxygen concentrators and nebulizers to maintain healthy oxygen levels. However, if these medical devices have been prescribed to you for the first time, you might not understand the difference between the two. Learn the difference between an oxygen concentrator and […]

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COPD Holiday Gift Guide

Anticipating holiday gift giving can be fun and exciting, or it can feel surprisingly stressful as you try to choose the perfect gift for someone you care about. If you are choosing a gift for someone with COPD, you might feel unsure about how to choose the right gift. It can be helpful to think […]

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Oxygen Saturation: Normal Oxygen Level & Shortness of Breath

One of the most frequently asked questions about lung disease is also one of the most baffling: Why do people with COPD experience shortness of breath despite a normal oxygen level reading? What is normal oxygen saturation? In most cases, we see low oxygen saturation and high heart rate in COPD patients, so why would […]

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Smoker’s Lung: What You Need To Know

In the United States alone, more than 480,000 people lose their lives to tobacco-related deaths every year.[1] Worldwide, that number increases to 7 million.[2] If you are a lifelong smoker, the chances of dying from an illness caused by smoking are significantly increased.[1] While many of us have heard the term “smoker’s lung,” have seen […]

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