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Supplemental Oxygen Company Offers Steps to Improve COPD Patients' Lives
Date:8/19/2010

- It is especially important for a COPD sufferer to eat a well balanced diet. Emphysema patients tend to be very thin and should include plenty of nutrients and supplements in their diet. Bronchitis patients on the other hand may be overweight, which places extra burden on the lungs.
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  • Changing lifestyle habits, avoiding triggers and practicing breathing techniques may only go so far. A physician may recommend oxygen therapy for patients with severe COPD. To some, oxygen therapy is viewed as a death sentence because they think of the heavy oxygen tanks that must be wheeled behind them. Oxygen therapy patients no longer need to view their supplemental oxygen prescription as a homebound sentence. Bulky oxygen tanks and carts may one day be obsolete thanks to the LifeChoice® Oxygen Concentrator, a new home medical product for supplemental oxygen users.

    "It is lighter and more compact than anything that I have seen," Dr. Robert Emerson, Chief of Pulmonary Medicine at the Austin Diagnostic Clinic, said.  "As a pulmonary specialist who sees many COPD patients weekly, I notice a tremendous difference in those who use a portable oxygen concentrator, such as the LifeChoice®, versus those who lug around heavy tanks."

    LifeChoice by Inova Labs is the smallest stationary and portable oxygen concentrator available, weighing less than five pounds. It offers true mobility for its users and allows them the freedom to again experience simple joys such as walking outside without cumbersome equipment.

    "We have had numerous patients send us personal thank you notes expressing their deep gratitude for inventing something that has transformed how they live with COPD," David Shockley Jr., Inova Labs president, said.

    The LifeChoice, with the patent pending Sleep Mode technology, is the only portable concentrator system designed with endless oxygen pulse for round-the-
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