Take Steps to Live Better with COPD

November is National COPD Awareness Month, and as the third leading cause of death in the United States – and the fourth worldwide – it’s the public health crisis that nobody is talking about. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a general term that is used...

How to Gain Weight If You Have COPD

When you have COPD, your body burns many more calories due to increased work of breathing. While much is made of the need to lose weight, we forget about those who are losing too much weight, muscle mass and strength. About 1 in 4 people with COPD are underweight, and...

Eating Well to Breathe Better

When you have COPD it can be a struggle just getting air in and out of your lungs. Not taking in enough calories can cause you to lose muscle mass and strength, so you need to get the most nutrition and calories in every bite. Here are a few tips to try: Eat more...