Patient Video - Jean's story: What challenges have you experienced using oxygen therapy?
Patient advocate, Jean, talks about some of the challenges she has experienced over the years using oxygen therapy for her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She strongly believes there is no reason to be embarrassed about wearing oxygen in public and shares strategies for overcoming challenges. She talks about her weight loss journey which significantly improved her health, and shares advice in the hope that it will help other people who are new to using oxygen therapy.
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This educational activity has been developed by American Thoracic Society, COPD Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
Disclaimer: The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult your doctor about any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The visuals provided are meant to be representations only. No specific brand of oxygen equipment is being promoted or endorsed.
This activity is supported by educational grants from: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the Gawlicki Family Foundation
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