Symptoms of COPD
- Shortness of breath
- Chronic cough
- Chest tightness
- Sudden weight loss
- Frequent lung infections
- Swelling in ankles
Smoking tobacco is one of the most common causes of COPD. According to The American Lung Association, over 90 percent of COPD patients are smokers or former smokers. Other factors that can increase the risk for developing COPD include extended exposure to chemicals and pollution.
Types of COPD Treatment
Oxygen therapy is a common treatment option for COPD. Helping your body get the oxygen it needs to function is important to managing your illness. If your practitioner prescribes oxygen therapy for COPD, Lincare will provide 24/7 treatment support and oxygen equipment designed to fit your needs.
Non-Invasive Home Ventilator Therapy
Getting ventilator support at home can help reduce the risk of hospitalization by lowering your body's carbon dioxide levels. Lincare's non-invasive home ventilator program provides state-of-the-art ventilation equipment and clinical monitoring to ensure your therapy is effective.
How Lincare Can Help
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Additional Lincare Services
Lincare offers electronic and portable mist-inhaler solutions to fit your routine and respiratory needs.
Our comprehensively trained dieticians help feed those who can't consume the calories they need.