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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.

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

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

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

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

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.

By Sue Byrne

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.

By HealthAfter50

COPD Linked to High Risk of Falling

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

By Deborah Kaplan

Chronic Depression in COPD Patients Harms Health

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

By HealthAfter50

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.

By HealthAfter50

7 Tips for Exercising with COPD

If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, exercise can provide you with a wealth of benefits. Here’s what you need to know to ensure a safe workout.

By HealthAfter50