Your Best Day with COPD

Treatment, nutrition, and exercise advice, plus dos and don'ts, all targeted to your needs and designed to make living with COPD a little easier.

Exercise Tips For COPD

If you've got chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it's more important than ever to get some exercise—it can save your lung function and slow down the progression of COPD. The problem? The shortness of breath that comes with exertion can make it tempting to move less than you did before.

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  • Nutrition and COPD

    Eating a healthy, balanced diet is important, because being overweight or underweight can make breathing problems worse. Here’s advice for home cooks and those who eat on the go.

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  • COPD Treatments

    To determine if you have COPD, your doctor is likely to conduct some tests, including spirometry, which involves inhaling as deeply as you can and exhaling into a tube.

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  • COPD Dos and Don'ts

    Once people know they have COPD—in the early stages, the symptoms can be easy to ignore—they can exercise, quit smoking, and take medication to prevent further lung damage.

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