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When a loved one has COPD or another chronic lung disease, knowing how to balance taking care of them and yourself can be difficult. This page provides helpful resources for caregivers including guides on helping your loved one quit smoking and how to take time out of your day for yourself.

If you’ve just been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you may have a lot of questions. This page is a great resource for learning about all aspects of the disease including talking to your doctor, flare-up signs and symptoms, and disease management.

If you have a chronic lung disease, you know that staying healthy plays an important part in managing your symptoms and overall well-being. The right exercise methods, diet, and other techniques can help you stay healthy with chronic lung disease and get you back to doing the things you love.

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Alternative Options for COPD Relief

By Do More With Oxygen

Tue, Apr 4, 2017

Alternative options for COPD relief

While it is important to follow the medication plan decided upon by you and your provider, there are additional, natural options for COPD relief.

Herbs

Herbs can supply nutrients, energize or relax, depending on the herb, and enhance overall health. Try drinking these in the form of hot tea to aid in breaking up mucus. As always, you should consult your provider before trying any of the options listed below.

  • Fight off bacterial infections with oregano, sage, and rosemary, all of which prevent the growth of microorganisms.
  • Reduce airway inflammation with chamomile and licorice root.
  • Ginger can help clear airways, improve circulation, and invigorate.
  • Linden tea soothes and promotes sleep.

Supplements

Supplements can help with your overall wellness. Try the supplements listed below for help relieving COPD symptoms.

  • Grape seed extract is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight infection and restore lung health.
  • Prevent infections, help absorb and use nutrients in your diet, and reduce inflammation with pancreatin or proteolytic enzymes.
  • Garlic clears lungs and fights infection.
  • Essential fatty acids reduce inflammation and promote comfort.
  • Help improve oxygenation of your tissues with coenzyme Q10.

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