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A chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema gradually destroys air sacs in the lungs that carry oxygen to the bloodstream. Emphysema also reduces the elasticity of airways leading to air sacs. Over time, breathing becomes more difficult, and as the disease progresses, people with the condition typically experience chronic shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing….
Avocados are great sources of folate, which has been shown to have a positive correlation with lung function in COPD patients, as well as lung-healthy vitamin B6. Make sure to choose dark berries like blackberries, blueberries and raspberries, which are rich in antioxidants that can help promote lung health. Prep time: 10 minutes Servings: 1…
A type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), chronic bronchitis causes inflammation of the lung’s air passages. It affects two main airways – the trachea (windpipe) and small bronchi (tree-like passages in the lungs). The thin airway linings in these lungs become inflamed, leaking fluids that clog the lungs. This can cause excessive coughing, chest…
Walnuts and berries are a great source of antioxidants to help calm inflammation in the lungs. This sweet and salty treat makes for a filling and healthy breakfast.
When you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the quality of the air in your home and work environments matters.