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10/25/19 12:21 P

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Moving this thread up for all to view. I am a big believer to slow the progression of COPD and possibly Asthma...we must exercise, eat healthy and stop smoking. Let's take care of ourselves for a longer and more enjoyable life.


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Great Information all. Thank you all for providing the links! Susan

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Great Information. Thank you Linda.

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Thank you for sharing

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Here's another great article from Everyday Health for exercises and nutrition for those with COPD.




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Thank you for sharing I'm going to check it out. I'm having a really bad time breathing.

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3/28/15 12:09 P

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Good article on how asthma affects the heart.

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NANCY19662 Posts: 7,739
10/23/14 9:45 P

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I checked out the site, great information on it. I subscribed to it. Thank you again for sharing.

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This is a blog from this edition of COPD Digest website. I thought this would be beneficial to some of our team members...

Lung Capacity How Can I Maximize It?

September 11th, 2014 | Author: COPD Coach

Dear COPD Coach,

If I follow my treatment plan, how much lung capacity should I expect to have on an average day?

-Strengthening the lungs

Dear Strengthening,

Generally, once lung function is gone, it is gone for good. While we cannot control this factor, we can control how efficiently our body is able to utilize our remaining lung capacity. A regular exercise program builds our muscles to a point where they work more efficiently and therefore require less oxygen, which in turn causes us to be less out of breath. I know that exercise for many is very daunting and frightening. Lets face it, when you are having a hard time

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breathing, the last thing you want to think about is exercising! Even if you have more advanced COPD, there are simple exercises that will not only improve your breathing, but also your overall health. For those with very limited mobility, there are simple chair exercises that can really make a difference. Talk with your doctor or respiratory therapist about exercises you can do that are safe, comfortable and effective for you.

Your lung function can actually vary during various times of the day. Some experience more breathlessness in the mornings while others have difficulty at different times during the day or evening. If you need to do a pulmonary function test, schedule the test at a time when your breathing is usually better. Also, do not schedule a routine pulmonary function test when you are feeling ill or are recovering from an exacerbation.

Schedule activities during times when your breathing is better. If you start to get out of breath while doing activities, immediately stop, do pursed lips breathing, and when recovered resume at a slower pace.

One last thing, during times of high pollen or pollution, or in many cases extreme cold or high heat and humidity, expect your breathing to be more difficult avoid going out during these times.

Remember, while COPD is not yet curable, it is treatable and in reality, you have a great deal of control over how much lung capacity you can retain.

Edited by: CAJUNBUCKEYE59 at: 10/23/2014 (11:56)

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10/22/14 9:52 P

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I am going to check it out. I'm having more trouble with my breathing and I'll read anything that will help .THANKS AGAIN

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I get a periodical called COPD Digest. It has a lot of good information in each issue...I would recommend going to the website and checking it out. www.copddigest.org/


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10/14/14 11:00 P

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Thank you for sharing I'm going to check it out.

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Great info. Thanks for sharing. Good Website too...I signed up for the emails. Have a good evening! emoticon emoticon

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I hope this link works

Health Information that's Good to Know

These excerpts from the healthy food Encyclopedia cover some of the most important information about the most healthy foods, from your eye to your arteries to our heart, this is great information to know to remain in good health!

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