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Pulmonary fibrosis is a rare, but serious chronic lung condition that involves scarring between and on the walls of the alveoli in the lungs. As the scarring becomes more severe, the lungs become stiff rather than elastic, and they are no longer able to expand and contract as necessary. This makes it difficult for oxygen […]

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Oxygen therapy is the basic method of treatment for people with severe COPD, either during a COPD exacerbation or when the disease is stable and blood oxygen levels are low. The goal of oxygen therapy is to maintain your blood oxygen at a level that meets your body’s demand for oxygen, usually above 89%.1 While a higher oxygen saturation is […]

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We’ve heard from a few people already this year that have taken warm-weather vacations with their Inogen One portable oxygen concentrator. Now that Memorial Day is in our rearview mirror, here is your Summer 2019 Travel Guide using Inogen One. Traveling By Car: The “quick trip” is often taken for granted, but once you require […]

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A COPD diagnosis can leave you overwhelmed, but asking the right questions can help. Keep in mind that COPD has a variety of stages and treatments, so it is important to stay informed. Make sure you fully understand what you should do to help maintain your health and keep your COPD from progressing. Here are […]

The post Top 8 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About COPD appeared first on Inogen.

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Inogen is pleased to announce the newest innovation in portable oxygen concentrators: The Inogen One G5. The Inogen One G5 is the latest in our Inogen One family of products, offering excellent portability and the ability to get your supplemental oxygen while at home or on the go. The Many Benefits of the Inogen One […]

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When you have lung disease, a chronic breathing condition or another pulmonary disease, you can expect to cough frequently, often coughing up mucus as you clear your airways. However, if you cough up bloody mucus, it can be quite unnerving, so it is good to know when you should be concerned and seek medical help. […]

The post Coughing Bloody Mucus: When Is It an Emergency? appeared first on Inogen.

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March is National Kidney Month, which makes it a great time to review how your kidneys work and how they are affected by COPD. When you think about chronic lung diseases like COPD, the kidneys are probably not the first organs that come to mind. However, many people with COPD experience kidney problems. So, how […]

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When you are deciding between an oxygen tank and an oxygen concentrator for your supplemental oxygen, it is helpful to know the pros and cons of each delivery method.  Our infographic below compares the two to help you make the best choice.    Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to Inogen.com with this […]

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March 10 through March 16 is National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week. It is an excellent time to learn more about how pulmonary rehabilitation can help treat your COPD or chronic respiratory disease symptoms. Let’s explore what pulmonary rehabilitation is and how it can improve the lives of those with COPD, lung disease or other chronic breathing […]

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Air quality has a profound effect on the health of our lungs and our ability to breathe comfortably. For people with chronic lung conditions like COPD, air pollution causes more than slight discomfort and inconvenience. In fact, for someone with COPD, the effects of air pollution can actually cause a significant health risk. If you […]

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