How to Choose the Perfect CPAP Mask for You

Posted by Eden Coleman on Oct 5, 2016 4:03:56 PM

According to the Sleep Foundation, more than 18 million Americans are diagnosed with sleep apnea.

If you are apart of those more than 18 million Americans to receive a sleep apnea diagnosis, your next step will be to pursue treatment.

Typically this will begin with the prescription for a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment device. If you are confused on the different PAP machines available, check out our article CPAP vs. BiPAP: Defining the Differences.

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Topics: Sleep Apnea

Share Your COPD Story: Anne Berry

Posted by Eden Coleman on Oct 3, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Today we are excited to share Anne Berry's story with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD.

Anne wasn't one to site back and let life pass her by. Instead, she was frequently at the gym lifting weights or enjoying a nice walk on days she wasn't at the gym. Anne was still able to make fitness a priority despite having a full time job at the post office.

She even pursued her dream of attending film school in LA. But unfortunately, due to her decision to smoke cigarettes she was diagnosed with COPD 10 years ago.

I'll now pass it over to Anne to share the rest of her story with COPD.

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Topics: Share Your Story

Share Your COPD Story: Margaret

Posted by Eden Coleman on Sep 30, 2016 4:29:30 PM

Living an active and social life, Margaret enjoyed life to the fullest. But like many of you, her long-term decision to smoke cigarettes led to her unfortunate diagnosis with COPD. Both Margaret and her friends were "shocked" at her diagnosis, especially since she was so active leading up to her diagnosis.

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Share Your COPD Story: Aubrey Cohen

Posted by Eden Coleman on Sep 26, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Aubrey Cohen enjoyed life to it's fullest extent, she was outgoing and constantly active. However, like many of you she was delivered the unfortunate news that she has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

But that doesn't hold Aubrey back. Through regular exercise training and eating a healthy diet, Aubrey "practically has no extreme problem with breathing".

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Topics: Share Your Story

The Official Guide to Exercising with COPD

Posted by Eden Coleman on Sep 14, 2016 4:53:17 PM

Did you know that pushing yourself to exercise within reasonable limits can actually help to manage and improve the quality of your chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

Upon a COPD diagnosis, your entire life is flipped upside down. What you may have thought was attributed to aging, has been diagnosed as a full fledged respiratory disease.

As COPD affects your lungs, causing scarring, inflammation, and an excess production of mucus that makes it increasingly difficult for your lungs to absorb oxygen.

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Topics: COPD, Exercise

Share Your Story: Robert White

Posted by Eden Coleman on Sep 13, 2016 3:00:00 PM

A long time, hardworking civilian in the HVAC space. Robert White lived an active, social, and mobile lifestyle leading up to his diagnosis with COPD. But due to long-term use of cigarettes, up to 2 and a half packs per day to be exact, Robert's decisions caught up to him in the form of stage 4 COPD.

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14 Valuable Travel Tips for Seniors

Posted by Eden Coleman on Aug 26, 2016 12:31:36 PM

You may shy away from traveling like you once did due to mobility or other health problems, in fear of complications or at the thought of risking injury due to falling. Or maybe you simply think that you are not physically capable of traveling.

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Topics: Travel

Share Your Story: Stephen Page

Posted by Eden Coleman on Aug 22, 2016 2:17:45 PM

On this installment of Share Your Story, you will hear from Stephen Page. A loving family man who doesn't allow his COPD to restrict him from doing the things he loves. Learn how with the help of a portable oxygen concentrator, his loving family, and an excellent sense of humor, Stephen is able to travel and live an independent lifestyle.

You shouldn't allow your COPD to consume your life, in the words of Stephen "you are slower and handicapped, but not disabled or a victim... Adapt, accept your limitations and push the limits (within reason), but never give up".

Let's jump right into Stephen's COPD story...

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Topics: Share Your Story

Share Your Story: Margaret

Posted by Eden Coleman on Aug 16, 2016 4:16:11 PM

There are dozens of educational articles on COPD, however, it's often just as important to hear how other like minded patients manage and cope with their COPD. Because nobody can quite understand your situation like another patient.

Which is exactly why the COPD Store provides you and other patients the ability to share their story. Today you will hear Margaret's story with COPD.

Margaret lived an active and healthy lifestyle leading up to her diagnosis, but due to her decision to smoke, she was unfortunately diagnosed with the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

But I'll leave it up to Margaret to share her story in more detail below...

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Share Your Story: Brenda Jordan

Posted by Eden Coleman on Aug 15, 2016 4:00:00 PM

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