Pulmonary rehab has long been recommended for those with a respiratory condition. Unfortunately many people don't have access to rehab either because of location or possibly for financial reasons. A study published on August 18, 2019 suggested that Inspiratory Muscle training might slow the progression of COPD for those who have not participate in a regular pulmonary rehab program.
Normal oxygen levels are generally between 99% and 95% during waking hours. During the night your oxygen levels naturally drop because you don’t breathe as deeply while sleeping. Your oxygen saturation levels should ideally remain above 90%. If your saturation levels dip below 88% your doctor is likely to prescribe supplemental oxygen for nighttime use. Many portable oxygen concentrators are equipped for use while sleeping.
It has been quite some time since the Invacare Corporation has released a new portable oxygen concentrator. But, they've just introduced a new one and it's quite a step up from their previous models. The newly released Platinum Mobile joins Invacare's family of portable oxygen concentrators, the XPO2, and the Solo2. If you’ve ever wondered what Land Rover model portable oxygen concentrator might look like, the Invacare Platinum Mobile might well be it. It’s rugged and ready to go off the beaten path, but it’s sleek and stylish too, with some fun bells and whistles.
One of the symptoms of COPD is a persistent wet cough. Some coughing is part of the condition and is necessary to help keep passageways clear but there may be other factors that are contributing to your cough.
The days are getting a little bit longer and the weather is getting a little bit milder. Color is starting to appear on the ground and leaves are starting to sprout on the trees. Despite the fact that it's still cold in some parts of the country, there's no doubt that spring has sprung for 2018. Spring can be a beautiful time of year but for COPD patients, increased pollen and other allergens in the air means increased risk of exacerbation. A study conducted at prestigious, Johns Hopkins showed that those with COPD or other chronic respiratory conditions were at risk for exacerbation following a histamine, or allergy attack.