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
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What are the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
The symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are: cough that produces a lot of mucus, a whistling or rustling sound . . .
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COPD Action Plans
Take steps to manage symptoms, reduce flare-ups and live better with COPD.
Manage Stress to Breathe Better Prepare to Quit Smoking Eat More Fiber for Healthier Lungs Sing Your Way to Better Breathing Self Care Options
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.