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What Can Happen when Sleep Apnea is Untreated

This is the second of a three blog post series to promote the health of people who suffer from sleep apnea.   Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder affecting a person’s breathing. The gold-standard in treatment is the use of a CPAP

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Noncompliance for CPAP/BPAP Use in Sleep Apnea Patients

This is the first of a three blog post series to promote the health of people who suffer from sleep apnea. This first post will discuss the issue of patients’ adherence to sleep apnea therapy. The second in the series

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What Increases Risk of Chronic Bronchitis in COPD?

Research studies have found that having chronic bronchitis (CB) can increase the chance of death.  (1) People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to become ill with CB, making it even more difficult to breathe. (2) (3) CB has

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Hot Weather and Respiratory Diseases

As we get into the summer months, patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other respiratory diseases are at risk. Added complications of their disease and also possible death are more likely in extreme heat. On the news, we

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COPD, Pollen and Deaths

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) are often warned by doctors to stay indoors when there are high pollution or ozone levels. This is because these things in the air make it harder to breathe for anyone. Breathing polluted

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A First Time for Everything

A couple months ago, you may remember a post where we found a dead mouse in a CPAP machine. Our new experience this month is an oxygen concentrator that has been shot. That’s right, our repair technician found that a

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COPD Resources

The Internet can be a great source of information and find out where to go for help. However, you want to make sure you are getting true information. Have you seen the commercial where the woman says, “It has to

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CPAP Maintenance

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition where a person has problems breathing at night. Specifically, the airways are repeatedly blocked causing the person to stop breathing for an extended time. The body struggles to get the blocked airway open, which

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COPD: Eating for Energy

People with COPD burn 10 times the calories just breathing compared to a person without breathing problems. (1) This can zap your energy. Eating the right foods and the right portion sizes can help you have more energy. There are also

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COPD: Dangers in Your Home

If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you are probably aware that smoking can make your condition worse and may have even been the cause of your disease. But did you know that there are other dangers in your

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