Regardless of age, race or diagnosis, it is imperative that everyone tries to eat a balanced, healthy diet, complete with all the important elements: grains, fruits, vegetables, proteins, dairy and oils. The United States Department of Agriculture even created the helpful My Plate Guide for referral.
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.
COPD 101 Resources
It has been years since you’ve given up smoking, or maybe you have never smoked, never been tempted to light up and can count how many times you have even come in contact with a cigarette on one hand. That is great, but sometimes there is still that pesky problem of secondhand smoke.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can have many effects on the body, especially the lungs. Those with COPD often experience frequent coughing for prolonged periods of time, coughing up mucus and increased shortness of breath, but there are treatments to help manage these symptoms and help you live a more active lifestyle.
Being diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) was likely one of the most emotionally overwhelming days of your life. But imagine if your chronic disease was never diagnosed. Imagine the fear you’d feel each day not knowing why you were coughing up phlegm and why you were coughing more than usual. Imagine the increasing insecurity you’d experience as friends and loved ones slowed their pace to accommodate you as you struggled not to trail behind.