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Deep Breathing Exercises for COPD


  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly referred to as COPD, is a disease that affects the functioning of the lungs and gets worse with time. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, “COPD is a major cause of disability, and it’s the fourth leading cause of death in …

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10 Best Food Choices for COPD


1 / 11 When living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), good nutrition should be a top priority. People with COPD have higher calorie requirements due to the effort it takes to breathe: The muscles involved every time you take a breath can use 10 times more calories in someone with COPD …

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Tips in Avoiding COPD Exacerbations


Every day, we encounter patients of different ages from different walks of life. Each with their own health concerns and problems. Most of the time, when in hospitals, we are focused on treating diseases and restoring patients’ health, what we sometimes forget to do is to promote health to our …

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5 Herbs That Help COPD


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of diseases that obstruct airflow from your lungs. Your respiratory system is constantly working. All day, every day, it is the vehicle for oxygen to enter your body. Unfortunately, it can also be an entry point for pollutants, irritants, dust, mold, fungus, …

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COPD Nutrition Guide: 5 Diet Tips for People with COPD


If you’ve recently been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chances are you’ve been told that you need to improve your eating habits. Your doctor may even have referred you to a registered dietitian to create a personal diet plan. A healthy diet won’t cure COPD but it can help your …

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Depression Plagues Many With COPD


Struggling with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) may raise the risk of depression among patients with the incurable respiratory illness, two new studies suggest. One report, from scientists at Manchester Metropolitan University in England, found one in four patients with COPD suffered persistent depressive symptoms over the three years of …

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Summer With COPD: How to Avoid Complications


For people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, summer heat is not only uncomfortable, it can lead to dangerous complications. Extreme heat and humidity can worsen COPD symptoms, including increased shortening of breath and bronchospasms. Here’s a closer look at the problems you can encounter with COPD in hot …

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COPD Hypoxia Symptoms and Treatment


COPD and Hypoxia Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) causes breathing difficulty. COPD is a group of lung conditions that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Both conditions are characterized by restriction of airflow. The inability to get enough oxygen to the lungs raises your risk for developing hypoxia. Hypoxia is a …

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