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How to Successfully Lose Weight With COPD

Obesity has important effects on the respiratory system and can worsen COPD symptoms. Extra weight means an extra load on your lungs.

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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.

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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.

Everything bagel with cream cheese.

What You Eat Can Impact Your COPD

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

Grace Anne Dorney Koppel and Ted Koppel at the 61st Annual Peabody Awards Luncheon Waldorf=Astoria Hotel May 20, 2002

Living with COPD: Newsman Ted Koppel's Wife, Grace Shares

How pulmonary rehabilitation has given Grace Koppel many more years to live than expected.

Senior man blowing into a spirometer for a spirometry test.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About COPD

If you have COPD, you’re probably more satisfied with the quality of your health care when you have the chance to ask your doctor questions. This quiz could help you start that conversation during your next visit.

How Obstructive Lung Diseases Disrupt Breathing

How Obstructive Lung Diseases Disrupt Breathing

Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease narrow the airways and make breathing difficult. However, they affect the airways in slightly different ways.

COPD Linked to High Risk of Falling

COPD Linked to High Risk of Falling

People with moderate to severe COPD may be at high risk of falling—especially during a flare.

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Chronic Depression in COPD Patients Harms Health

Left untreated, depression can adversely affect overall health and effectiveness of COPD therapy.

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Exercising and COPD: Why It's Essential

While exercise does not directly improve lung function, it helps build your endurance level and improves how well your body uses oxygen.