COPD

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

GOLD Guidelines to Treat COPD Updated

Credit: Thinkstock In 2001, a consensus of professionals in the treatment of chronic pulmonary disease (COPD) released the first version of the Global Initiative for Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (GOLD), with the purpose of establishing a consistent ...

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COPD in Non-Smokers

Most people diagnosed with COPD are current or past smokers, however, a small percentage of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease cases occur in people who never smoked.

By Kathi MacNaughton

Non-smoking Asthmatics Have Emphysema Risk

Severe asthma can cause emphysema in people even if they have never smoked. Learn how these conditions affect the lungs, airways, and ultimately, the ability to breath.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

An Apple a Day May Keep COPD Away

Research shows that loading up on antioxidants such as apples, tomatoes, and Vitamin C can repair lung damage caused by smoking, and slow decline for those with COPD.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Frequently Asked Questions About How Food Affects Your COPD

Ever wonder why you get tired when you eat? Or what to do when you feel really full after a meal, making it harder to breathe? Our experts weigh in.

By Jane Martin

What You Eat Can Impact Your COPD

Load up on these specific foods to support healthy lung function and ultimately optimize your pulmonary rehabilitation.

By Jane Martin

Keep COPD Triggers Out of the Bedroom

Remove these common COPD triggers from your bedroom to help you breath and sleep better.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Understanding Pulmonary Rehabilitation

An in-depth look at what some consider the most effective therapy for COPD.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

COPD: The Movie

Emmy nominated director, Abbey LeVine, talks about her movie Clear the Air: Opening Up About COPD, inspired by her mom who lives with COPD.

By Pamela Kaufman

How Sen. Rand Paul’s Chest Trauma is Affecting His Lungs

How a simple blow to the chest can result in a serious diagnosis.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

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