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COPD and Portable Oxygen Therapy

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  Many people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD) need extra oxygen. Some are anxious about traveling with oxygen tanks, though, so they stay home instead of enjoying time away. While many people do take tanks of compressed oxygen when traveling, there’s another choice. Portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) take air from the …

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New guidelines for treatment and management of COPD exacerbations

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A multi-disciplinary task force of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experts has published comprehensive new guidelines on the treatment of COPD exacerbations, providing new advice on the treatment of exacerbations in outpatients and the initiation of pulmonary rehabilitation during or after an exacerbation of COPD, among other topics. The European …

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10 Things You Might Not Know About COPD

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COPD is a complex and intricate group of conditions. Even for those who educate and familiarize themselves with this condition regularly, there are always new things to learn and new facts to share. We’ve compiled ten interesting facts that you and/or your friends and family might not know. Take a …

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Why COPD Can Be Worse Than Cancer

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Deaths from COPD are rising, yet the incurable lung condition gets little public attention. Here’s what you need to know about its severity. If you worry about having a heart attack or getting cancer, you’re not alone. As the leading causes of death in America, heart disease and cancer capture …

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How to Cleanse and Detox Your Lungs

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The main task of the lungs, an essential respiratory organ, is to take in oxygen when we inhale and release carbon dioxide when we exhale. As they never rest, it is important to keep them healthy. Cleansing the lungs on a regular basis is a good practice. A lung cleanse …

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What Are the Last Stages of COPD?

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Stage III and Stage IV are classified as the last stages of COPD, also referred to as severe and end-stage COPD. Of the four stages of COPD, these phases include the most severe symptoms, need the most progressive treatments and can be life-threatening. COPD is the acronym for chronic obstructive …

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How To Open Your Seven Chakras

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Sometimes, in the midst of our busy schedules, we might stop to take a look at our lives. And, as we introspect, we might find that stress and strain have taken over our bodies and minds, and we might have deteriorated both physiologically and psychologically. There is nothing to worry …

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Diet Foods for Respiratory Lung Problems

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Lungs are paired, spongy organs that allow you to breathe. The term chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, refers to numerous lung diseases, including emphysema, refractory asthma and chronic bronchitis. Other conditions that can affect your lungs include lung cancer, lung injuries and cystic fibrosis. Although these conditions vary in …

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