A 34-year-old member asked:
what foods should people with copd and heart disease completely avoid?
3 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Miller answered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Heart healthy: CAD and COPD often go together. Actually in pts w/ copd, CAD is a more common cause of death than copd. So heart-healthy diet should be focus--typically avoid high fat, high salt, while eating lots of veggies, nuts, fatty fish, etc. Although some pts w/ COPD have hard time maintaining wt, try to do so with more heart healthy foods, rather than just eating calorie-dense, heart-unhealthy food.
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Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Not sure: I am not sure there are any foods you should avoid. Acid reflux would not be good in copd, so maybe avoid those foods that can cause heartburn. But, I am not sure there are specific foods to avoid in copd.
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Pulmonology 27 years experience
Salt: In the short term, salt and lots of fluid makes you retain fluid and if it goes to your lungs, you will be more short of breath. Long term, foods that have high cholesterol are going to be harmful to your heart and you should avoid. The lungs tend to be less affected by food than the heart. Some people think that milk products make their pulmonary symptoms worse.
5474 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 44-year-old member asked:
Please suggest what foods should people with COPD and heart disease avoid completely?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
A Verified Doctor answered
Here few: Saturated fats specially trans fats like red meat, cheese, ice cream, butter, packaged snack foods, candy bars, high sodium carbonated sodas, fried chicken with the skin, fast food.
5132 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 10, 2014
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