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Vitamins For Copd
Shortness of breath: Typically, patients with COPD have shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. Fatigue, decreased energy, and decreased ability to do normal activities are also quite common. Sometimes, patients can get dizziness related to the shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, definitely see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
No hard evidence: Vitamin d supplements don’t seem to help most patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd), according to a recent study published in the annals of internal medicine. Often referred to as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin d has been said to help fight inflammation of the lungs in patients with copd. However, most patients suffering from COPD are vitamin d deficient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have COPD and get chest infections every 3weeks is there ne vitamins out there i could take or nething i could do 2 cut these infections down im wor?
Many!: There are many, many healthy foods. It's easier to answer what's not healthy. Unhealthy foods include most fast foods, foods that are heavily processed, foods that include artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives, foods that are excessively salty, foods that are fried, and the list goes on. Basically, if it comes out of the dirt and isn't spayed with toxins, it's probably good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most common: The three vitamins/supplements most commonly mentioned from a COPD perspective are N-Acetylcysteine, vitamin D and ginseng. The data is variable and suboptimal with all three but seems to be strongest in with NAC(which isn't saying much) and weakest with ginseng. Hope this helps. And remember you want to make sure that your optimize your Western medical therapy too besides vitamin supplements. ...Read more
Incentive spirometer: There are medications that can improve breathing in patients with bronchoconstriction (ie; asthma, COPD), but do not specifically strengthen muscles associated with respiration. Physical therapists specially trained in respiratory therapy can work with you to perform exercises to strengthen those muscles. An inspiratory spirometer device can also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have COPD and am suffering from a bad head cold & have no insurance. What can I do to prevent this from becoming worse?
Inhalers, rest: You still may be able to get some medical care without insurance and you should see this out. COPD is not something that you can take care of yourself. If you are short of breath would seek treatment in an er , in general the therapy for a flare up of COPD includes use of inhaled medicine, possibly an anti-inflammatory medicine ( steroids) and possibly antibiotic. No smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many good things: Vitamin d regulates the calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood it inhibits parathyroid hormone secretion from the parathyroid gland vitamin d affects the immune system in the absence of vitamin k(blood thinner) , vitamin d can promote soft tissue calcification.It is showen to have effect on many syestems in the body (lungs, blood pressure, kidney functions). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should COPD patients eat low/ high protein, carbs, fat diets? And why for each ? Also, what nutrients are beneficial to them? Thanks dr.!
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