What Is COPD?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) means that the airways leading to and throughout your lungs are blocked, making it harder for you to breathe. The two main types of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema . . .Read Dr. Oz's full answer
4 Common COPD Treatments
When you have COPD, the goal to avoid flare-ups and improve your overall lung function should set the tone for each day, whether your COPD symptoms are mild, moderate or severe. Nothing is more important than helping yourself breathe better, feel better and live better right now. To do that, you need to . . .Read more
COPD and Emphysema Support
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What increases my risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
Risk factors for chronic obstructive respiratory diseases (COPD) include smoking. COPD is more than four times as prevalent among smokers as among nonsmokers, affecting about 14 percent of smokers and just 3 percent of the latter. In addition, smokers are 10 . . .
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Diet and Nutrition
Can Eating Soy Benefit Your Lungs?
A healthy diet, including foods such as soy, fruits, vegetables and fish, may help reduce the risk of COPD. Learn more about the possible benefits of soy.
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Choices That Help You Breathe
Eating right, exercising and managing your weight can do wonders for your lungs. These lifestyle choices could boost your energy and improve overall lung function.
Dr. Mike prescribes about 1,200 milligrams a day of N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) to many of his patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung condition that steals your breath. It's almost always caused by chronic bronchitis or emphysema, usually with a nasty nudge from smoking . . .
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