November is COPD Awareness Month

November is COPD Awareness Month

By: Marianne Drevna, BS, LRCP If you have been diagnosed with COPD then you’re very familiar with just how much it can affect your everyday life. If you haven’t been diagnosed or don’t know someone who has then you may be wondering what you actually need to be AWARE...
Anxiety and Your Breathing

Anxiety and Your Breathing

Anxiety is a common occurrence for people with chronic lung diseases and it makes sense. If you’ve never had to gasp for your next breath or stop and sit down after walking just a few steps then you cannot begin to understand the feelings that accompany it. Not being...
Oxygen Safety

Oxygen Safety

Oxygen is a life saver but can also be extremely dangerous we have create an oxygen safety “DO” and “DO NOT” list. Remember that oxygen is a drug, very flammable and is only to be used as prescribed and directed by your doctor. Oxygen Safety DO NOT: Change the oxygen...
Using Your Oxygen Concentrator Safely

Using Your Oxygen Concentrator Safely

While you’re spending extra time at home it might be a good time to review and check your home oxygen devices to make sure your living areas are safe from potential hazards and to keep them in good working condition. Let’s focus specifically on your oxygen...