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Altra Service Professionals provides service on devices that are used by patients with various respiratory diseases. Our posts help provide insight to readers on the topic.

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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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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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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Traveling with Oxygen Therapy

Traveling with Oxygen Therapy If you use oxygen therapy in your home, it should not keep you from traveling. You can bring portable oxygen concentrators with you and arrange for other equipment at your travel destination. In this post, I

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What is COPD?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Your doctor may have diagnosed you with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Do you know what it is or may have caused this disease? Do you know what you can do to prevent more damage

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