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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 stem cell therapy, may also help. Stem cell treatment 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 stem cell treatment options. Contact us at (800) 729-3065 to learn more. Happy Holidays from the Lung Institute!
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