Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Also indexed as:Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, COPD, Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema
Breathe easier if you have COPD, a disease that leaves you winded and worn out. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.

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Get your sweets from fruitEating lots of fruit and eliminating refined sugars from your diet may improve symptoms.
Uncover your allergiesChronic bronchitis has been linked to food allergies in many reports. An elimination diet can help you uncover problematic foods.

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The information presented by Healthnotes is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires December 2017.