If you use supplemental oxygen, or Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs), you have a greater variety of choices than even just a few years ago.
Almost everyone who uses home oxygen
therapy equipment is aware of the changes affecting their products and services.
Daffodils, warmer weather, sunny days and longer evenings-we may be saying "good riddance" to winter, but does that mean a season of easy breathing for COPDers? Spring has it's own seasonal challenged, so here are some tips for you to help you breathe-easy during this season.
When it comes to research, all COPDers should
support research programs by either donating
or volunteering for clinical trials. The COPD Foundation
actively supports research for COPD, illustrating
the importance of advancing scientific knowledge.
Knowledge can translate into new or improved
therapies for COPD, which means COPDers nationwide
will have an improved quality of life.
For over two years, the C.O.P.D. Information
Line has helped individuals living with COPD, their caregivers, health
care professionals, as well as members of the general public obtain
information about COPD and the Foundation. Several questions have come
up time and time again, so the COPD Foundation thought it would be useful
to publish a list of top ten questions asked on the Information Line.
Two thousand seven is proving a very promising year for dramatic changes in COPD treatment.
Not only will two new medications be made available this year, but there are many clinical
trials evaluating the effectiveness of new drugs and new procedures for COPD patients.
There are many reasons why you would be interested
in participating in a clinical research program: