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Top 5 Gifts for Someone with COPD

25 Nov 2017
| Under COPD, Lifestyle, Lung Disease | Posted by | 24 Comments
Top 5 Gifts for Someone with COPD

Need a little help shopping for someone with COPD? Check out these top 5 gifts for someone with COPD.

With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about gifts, and finding the right gift for yourself or a loved one can be a challenging task.

However, for those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, this undertaking can be particularly difficult.

Many people often pose the timeless litmus test of “will they actually use it?” when considering possible gift ideas.

With that basis in mind, the Lung Institute has pieced together the top 5 gifts for someone with COPD.

5. Cold Weather Mask

Price: $45.57

As we’ve mentioned before, cold weather can be particularly difficult for those with COPD, often leading to an increase in symptoms.

However, with cold weather masks, such as the CT mask, cold air is warmed and moistened as you breathe, enabling you to breathe easier in cold weather conditions.

Where you can find it: https://goo.gl/OPuedW

4. Air Purifier

Price: $538.99

Finding acceptable air quality can be an elusive goal for those with COPD.

Whether from pollen, pollutants in the air, or simply even smoke or steam from cooking indoors, a lack of clean oxygen can be detrimental to the respiratory system.

Renowned for their ability to remove virtually all airborne particles, relieve allergy symptoms, improve sleep and help improve overall health, an air purifier is a wise investment for people suffering from COPD to improve their quality of life within their own home.

Where you can find it: http://goo.gl/xf3WFF

3. Ultra-Breathe Compact Breathing Exerciser

Price: $18.99

For those with COPD, exercising your lungs regularly is crucial to maintaining your respiratory health.

However, finding a balanced exercise that challenges you without exhausting you can be difficult.

That’s where the compact breathing exerciser comes in. Great for boosting respiratory performance, the Ultra-Breathe is perfect for improving respiratory performance in a portable and convenient tool.

Where you can find it: http://goo.gl/mYZSPj

2. Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

Price: $18.95

When suffering from COPD, maintaining vitals are imperative to good health.

With a portable oximeter, checking the pulse and SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation levels) is convenient and quick, allowing users to closely monitor their health at all stages of the day.

Where you can find it: http://goo.gl/43BT5Z

1. Lung Health Meter

 Price: $45.39

One of the most important tests when measuring respiratory health is the pulmonary function test’s FEV1, which means forced expiratory volume in one second.

With the ability to store up to 240 readings, the Lung Health Meter allows you to track your pulmonary health over time.

Where you can find it: http://goo.gl/vST91e

Taking the Extra Step to Breathe Easier

Top 5 Gifts for Someone with COPD

Along with the top 5 gifts for someone with COPD, staying healthy and seeing the doctor regularly are also important.

In combination with a traditional COPD treatment plan, alternative therapies, like cellular therapy, may also help.

Cellular therapy works to promote healing from within, so consider giving yourself the gift of breath this holiday season.

If you or a loved one has COPD, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis or another chronic lung disease, the Lung Institute may be able to help with a variety of cellular treatment options.

Contact us at (800) 729-3065 to learn more. Happy Holidays from the Lung Institute!

Thinking of purchasing one of our gift ideas? Have a better suggestion? We’d love to hear from you! Share your thoughts and comments on our list of the Top 5 Gifts for Someone with COPD below.


  1. Lung Institute

    4 months ago


    Thank you for your comment and question. We are sorry to hear about your condition. Our cell therapy addresses the progression of the disease and more than 84 percent of our patients report an improved quality of life three months after treatment. Mot traditional, doctor-prescribed, treatments only address the symptoms of the disease. You feel better for a while.

    Let us know if you want more information. The best way to do that is by giving us a call and speaking one-on-one with someone on our medical team over our secure phone line. We’re happy to answer your questions about cells, treatment options, candidacy and cost. So, feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


    The Lung Institute

  2. Tehmeena

    4 months ago

    Hi, I’m A Patient Of COPD. With CRONIC Bronchitis. From My Childhood. I Wants TO Know, How Stem Cell Therapy Can Help IN This Decease?

  3. PB

    1 year ago

    Dear Dan,

    Thanks for your comment. If you’re asking about the costs of the top 5 gifts mentioned in the article, the costs are listed under each item. However, if you’re asking about the cost of treatment, it’s important to note that treatment cost varies depending on treatment type. So, to answer your question in more detail, it’s best to speak one-on-one with a patient coordinator by calling (855) 313-1149. Our patient coordinators have wealth of knowledge about cellular therapy, treatment, candidacy and cost. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  4. Dan

    1 year ago

    U won’t say one thing about what it would cost?

  5. PB

    1 year ago

    Dear Kendall,

    Thanks for your comment and question. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is considered a rare form of lung disease that is caused by a deficiency in alpha-1 antitrypsin. Because of the complexities of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, it’s important to write down any questions or concerns you have as you think of them. That way, the next time you see your doctor you can take your questions and discuss them with your doctor. In the meantime, we have written an article with more information about alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency that you can read by clicking here. We hope you find this information helpful.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  6. Kendall l Widner

    1 year ago

    Anyone heard of alpha one antitripson defenchitcy disease, I have been diagnosed with this. My lungs are going to crap at a very rapid rate. And I quest since I’m disabled due to a severe motorcycle crash and am on Medicare I shouldn’t put much care into it

  7. sh

    2 years ago

    Hello, Jackie. To answer your question more clearly–Nelson did not receive his cell therapy with the Lung Institute. Again, we don’t know where Willie Nelson had his therapy, but we’ll certainly talk about it once he decides to make that information public.

    Best Regards,
    The Lung Institute

  8. Jackie Blennis

    2 years ago


    Yous are contradicting yourself. Did willie nelson have it there or not

  9. Cameron Kennerly

    2 years ago

    Hello Arlene,

    Although we currently are unaware of the facility where Willie Nelson received his cellular treatment, we will be sure to let you know once that information is made available. However, if you ever have any questions regarding cell therapy or tips for living with lung disease in general, please reach out to us at (855) 313-1149 and we’d be happy to assist.


    -The Lung Institute

  10. Arlene

    2 years ago

    Where did Willie Nelson have the Stem Cells? Anyone with this info????
    Thank you

  11. PB

    2 years ago

    Hi Linda,

    Willie Nelson did not receive cellular treatment at any of the Lung Institute clinics. However, we do wish him the best of luck in his recovery process.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  12. Did one of your hospitals do the cell procedure on Willie Nelson?

  13. Hendrick L Legat

    2 years ago

    Stem cell Therapy is so costly Why don’t you guy’s work with the VA and show them what you are doing and how it could benefits the patient at the VA . They use us as guinea Pig’s when it shuts their purpose so why don’t you show them your stuff

  14. Cameron Kennerly

    2 years ago

    Hello Gayle,

    Although cell therapy is not currently covered by insurance companies, we encourage you to reach out to one of our patient coordinators at (855) 313-1149 for more information on treatment and costs. Their wealth of knowledge on the subject should be helpful in answering any and all questions.

    Happy Holidays Gayle and we look forward to hearing from you,

    The Lung Institute

  15. Cameron Kennerly

    2 years ago

    Hello Jeannine,

    First off we’d like to say thank you for your comment, we really appreciate the feedback and engagement. But in response to your question in a recent pilot study conducted internally, our patients saw an average 30% improvement to their quality of life within 3 months of treatment and a 20% average increase in lung function. If you are considering alternative treatment, we urge you to contact one of our well-qualified patient coordinators at (855) 313-1149 to discuss your options.

    We can promise you that it’s a conversation worth having.

    -The Lung Institute

  16. Cameron Kennerly

    2 years ago

    Hello Bertha,

    Although insurance doesn’t currently cover cell therapy, we encourage you to speak with one of our patient coordinators at (855) 313-1149 regarding treatment. Their wealth of knowledge on the subject should be helpful in answering any and all questions you may have on the procedure, costs, and alternative funding options.

    Thanks for your comment and we look forward to hearing from you Bertha,

    The Lung Institute

  17. Gayle Peterson

    2 years ago

    I have emphyzema and sleep apneaamong other issues.I was diagnosed in 2011.I am now on 8 lts of oxygen moving and its continuous.At rest 6 and it seems the exaserbations are becomeing more frequent.I have medicare and sec. ins.Is there any way I would qualify for the cell in a study or something?

  18. jeannine franco

    2 years ago

    I have IPF for 5yrs. Is there any proof that cell therapy can improve or help my lungs? If so, what are the costs?

  19. Bertha

    2 years ago

    I would really appreciate the treatment because I have Chronic Bronchitis and is bothered for breathing most of the time. I have Medicare but no other Health insurance, so what are my options?

  20. Cameron Kennerly

    2 years ago

    Hello Judy,

    Although we did not provide the treatment for Willie Nelson, generally it takes about 3 to 6 months to notice the effects of Stem Cell Therapy after treatment. If you have any more questions regarding treatment, costs, or the procedure, please feel free to contact one of our qualified patient coordinators at (855) 313-1149 for more information.

    Happy Holidays Judy,

    The Lung Institute

  21. Judy holm

    2 years ago

    I would like to know what benefits willie Nelson derived from his cell surgery….is he doing better?

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  23. Cameron Kennerly

    2 years ago

    Hello Rebecca,

    First off we’d like to start off by saying we appreciate you sharing your story with us and we’re sorry to hear about your recent health issues. Although this cell therapy is not currently covered by insurance, for detailed information on the procedure, its costs, and the general process, we urge you to speak with one of our well-qualified patient coordinators. Their wealth of knowledge on the subject should be helpful to you and your journey for better health. For more information please contact us at 1-855-313-1149.

    We appreciate your inquiry Rebecca and we look forward to hearing from you,

    -The Lung Institute

  24. Rebecca Lester

    2 years ago

    I was diagnosed with Chronic Emphysema a couple yrs ago. I stopped smoking 4 months ago. I don’t have any insurance and I just recently moved from Wva. To NC. It rains all the time down here and it keeps me sick from flare ups…I have alot of trouble breathing now and I just got over having Pleurisy. Very painful

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