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Manage Day to Day

A Healthy Diet May Help

Eating a diet rich in fiber from whole grains

may be beneficial to people with COPD.*

*Talk to your healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet.

Day–to–day tips for living with COPD

In addition to your treatment plan, there are things you can do each day, both indoors and outside of your home, to help manage your COPD:

True or false?

Too much dairy leads to excess mucus and cough.

Incorrect!

While some products like milk, cheese, and yogurt may thicken mucus, dairy products do not typically increase mucus production or worsen a cough.

Correct!

While some products like milk, cheese, and yogurt may thicken mucus, dairy products do not typically increase mucus production or worsen a cough.

Making the Most Of Each Day

Alice, Corazetter – Managing each day with COPD
Edna, Corazetter, Marianne, Phil – Living with COPD and staying positive
John – I need more calories

I've always been thin, but I was even thinner than normal, because I was burning so many calories because of my lungs trying to work. So I need to have more calories than the normal person. That doesn't mean eating unhealthy. With the condition of COPD, there are a lot of things that I do for myself just to keep from feeling weaker and lower. I get my flu shot each year, which is important and just not going out into a large crowd if I'm starting to feel like maybe a cold is coming.

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