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Is your doctor meeting your COPD needs?

If you have COPD it is especially important for you to have the right physician. As with any chronic health condition, you will, hopefully, be working with your doctor for a long period of time. So, how do you find the right doc for you? “Jane, if on...

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Reclaiming Your Life Through Pulmonary Rehab

Probably one of the biggest issues faced by people with COPD is loss; the loss of their former level of activity, the loss of the ability to do what they used to do, and perhaps the biggest concern of all, the loss of control over their breathing - a...

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Breathe Easier with Diaphragmatic Breathing

Last time we talked about pursed lip breathing for COPD - what it is, and why it helps when you’re short of breath (SOB). Today we’re going to go a step further and learn about diaphragmatic - also called belly, or abdominal - breathing. Remember tha...

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Pursed Lip Breathing: Pucker Up and Breathe Easier

You would think that breathing would be as easy as inhaling and exhaling, requiring no thought at all. But for people with COPD, breathing can sometimes be very difficult - sometimes seeming almost impossible. Today we’re going to begin to talk about ...

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Now What? 6 Steps to Breathing Better with COPD

In my last blog we talked about COPD- what it is, if you could be at risk, and how to find out if you have it. So, let’s say that you have, indeed, been diagnosed with COPD and are among the estimated 12 million other folks who have. Before we go on ...

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Meet Jane Martin

Jane Martin is an accomplished respiratory therapist, author and founder and director of Breathing Better, Living Well.com. Jane M. Martin is a respiratory therapist with over twenty-five years of experience. In addition to her work in respiratory ca...