Tips for Coping With COPD

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by Wendy Henderson |

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Being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be devastating but there are ways that you can control and manage the symptoms and improve your quality of life. This video from Health Expert shares some tips for COPD patients on how to better cope with the condition.

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The film explains that COPD is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.—the condition tends to affect men more than women and most patients are (or have been) smokers. Among the advice for living better with the disease is quitting smoking; eating a healthy, balanced diet; drinking plenty of fluids to stay hydrated and keep mucus thin; and taking a vitamin D supplement.

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