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Top 5 Gifts for Someone with COPD

25 Nov 2015
| Under COPD, Lifestyle, Lung Disease | Posted by | 18 Comments
Top 5 Gifts for Someone with COPD

Need a little help shopping for someone with COPD?

With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas gifts and finding the right gift for yourself or a loved one can be a challenging task. However, for those suffering from 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 ideas crafted specifically with the COPD-sufferer in mind.


5. Cold Weather Mask-

Price: $6

 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, cold air is warmed and moistened as you breathe, enabling you to breathe easier in cold weather conditions.

Where you can find it: http://goo.gl/N9sOT8


 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: $22.10

 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: $18.49

 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: $39.99

One of the most important tests when measuring respiratory health is the PFT FEV1, which measures pulmonary function. 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


If you or a loved one suffers from COPD, or any lung disease, the Lung Institute may be able to help with a variety of stem cell treatment options. Contact us at (800) 729-3065 to find out if you qualify for stem cell therapy. 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. sh

    9 months ago

    Hello, Jackie. To answer your question more clearly–Nelson did not receive his stem 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

  2. Jackie Blennis

    9 months ago


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

  3. Cameron Kennerly

    9 months ago

    Hello Arlene,

    Although we currently are unaware of the facility where Willie Nelson received his stem cell treatment, we will be sure to let you know once that information is made available. However, if you ever have any questions regarding stem 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

  4. Arlene

    9 months ago

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

  5. PB

    10 months ago

    Hi Linda,

    Willie Nelson did not receive stem cell 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

  6. Linda Lou Collins

    10 months ago

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

  7. Hendrick L Legat

    10 months 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

  8. Cameron Kennerly

    10 months ago

    Hello Gayle,

    Although stem 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

  9. Cameron Kennerly

    10 months 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

  10. Cameron Kennerly

    10 months ago

    Hello Bertha,

    Although insurance doesn’t currently cover stem 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

  11. Gayle Peterson

    10 months 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 stem cell in a study or something?

  12. jeannine franco

    10 months ago

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

  13. Bertha

    10 months 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?

  14. Cameron Kennerly

    10 months 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

  15. Judy holm

    10 months ago

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

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  17. Cameron Kennerly

    11 months 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 stem 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

  18. Rebecca Lester

    11 months 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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