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7 Signs It’s Time for Oxygen Therapy for COPD

Oxygen is vital to every major organ in your body. But if you have severe COPD, you might not be getting enough from breathing alone. Here’s when oxygen therapy can help.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
COPD Cheat Sheet

COPD Infographics Worth Sharing

These sweet (not scary!) designs have share-worthy tips and facts for people (and their loved ones) living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team
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12 Ways to Breathe Easier Every Day With COPD

Catch your breath faster with these COPD-approved tips.

By Judy Koutsky
Middle age woman doing strength training exercises.

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.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
Box of fresh apples.

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.
Senior eating a meal.

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
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.

By Jane Martin
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.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.
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.

By HealthAfter50
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.

By Deborah Kaplan