Obesity has important effects on the respiratory system and can worsen COPD symptoms. Extra weight means an extra load on your lungs.
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.
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.
Load up on these specific foods to support healthy lung function and ultimately optimize your pulmonary rehabilitation.
How pulmonary rehabilitation has given Grace Koppel many more years to live than expected.
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.
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease narrow the airways and make breathing difficult. However, they affect the airways in slightly different ways.
People with moderate to severe COPD may be at high risk of falling—especially during a flare.
Left untreated, depression can adversely affect overall health and effectiveness of COPD therapy.
While exercise does not directly improve lung function, it helps build your endurance level and improves how well your body uses oxygen.