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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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Pomegranate: The Fruit That Packs A Punch Against Lung Cancer

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Fri, Sep 27, 2013

Purple is the color of royalty, and in the produce world, the pomegranate is a high-ranking member. It’s roughly about the size of an orange, but don’t let its small size fool you. If you’re living with lung cancer, the juice from this antioxidant-rich fruit can be a formidable ally to have in the fight against the disease.

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Topics: nutrition tips, lung cancer, foods to eat with copd

Living with COPD: 3 “Healthy” Snack Food Imposters

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Sep 24, 2013

For those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), maintaining a healthy diet can be a bit of a contradiction. On the one hand, according to the Cleveland Clinic, many of those with COPD should eat as many as 10 times more calories than a person without COPD to help offset calories used for breathing. On the other hand, you know eating junk foods can lead to obesity and other health problems. So how do you cope? 

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Topics: COPD, nutrition tips, healthy recipes

Life With Lung Disease: Nutrition and Alpha 1 Disease

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Sep 12, 2013

If you have Alpha-1 disease, you can make life with lung disease easier by avoiding certain risk factors. One consideration is adapting your diet to life with lung disease. After all, you are quickly learning that nutrition plays a critical role in your ability to breathe easily. Here are valuable tips from the Alpha-1 Foundation to keep in mind.

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Topics: nutrition tips, alpha-1 disease, adapting your diet

If You Have COPD, You Need More Calories—But Should Mind Your Carbs

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Mon, Jul 1, 2013

If you have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you probably already know you should be eating high-calorie meals to combat weight loss. This is due to the fact that the muscles used in breathing might require 10 times more calories than those of a person without COPD, explains the Cleveland Clinic.

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Topics: nutrition tips, copd and carbohydrates

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