Category: COPD

Healthy Diet Lowers COPD Risk

Diet quality which reflects high intakes of whole grains, polyunsaturated fatty acids, nuts, and omega-3 fats, and low intake of processed meats, refined grains, and sugary beverages is associated with reduced risk of chronic...

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COPD (chronic pulmonary disease)

People with COPD live longer with statin drugs, we hear from Larry Lynd, PhD. Resent study:  People with COPD who used statins were 45% less likely to die from lung-related issues than other COPD patients and had a 21% lower...

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COPD and Exercise

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a progressive illness that narrows airways and makes breathing difficult, might worry that exercise will make even harder to catch their breath. But by increasing overall...

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Many smokers and former smokers have COPD symptoms well before they are diagnosed with the disease. The symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) include shortness of breath, coughing and difficulty exercising. If...

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Breathe Easier With Music?

Music therapy may benefit those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other chronic respiratory disorders. In a study of 68 people from The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth...

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Symptoms of COPD

Symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath, breathlessness, frequent coughing that produces mucus, tightness in your chest and wheezing, all of which get worse over time. Eventually, you may have trouble exercising or walking...

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What is COPD?

COPD is an umbrella term for two coexisting diseases: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Chronic bronchitis occurs when the lining of your airways becomes irritated and inflamed. The inflammation restricts the flow of air in and...

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Ward Off COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by: Quitting smoking Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke Getting asthma under control Avoid chemicals. dust fumes Staying indoors when outside air quality is poor Watch for and report these...

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COPD and Your Doctor

When your doctor asks how you’ve been feeling, answer openly and honestly: Talk about how often you’ve experienced COPD symptoms (shortness of breath, coughing, mucus. phlegm, and wheezing) and how they affect your...

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With COPD, How Can I Sleep Better?

Experts estimate that one-third to one-half of all people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)–a lung disease that makes breathing difficult-also have trouble sleeping. If COPD keeps you awake, try these...

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