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Deborah Leader, RN

13 Dietary Tips for Better Breathing

By May 31, 2012

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Did you know that making certain dietary modifications can help you reduce shortness of breath during mealtimes?

People with COPD often experience dyspnea during meals that can prevent them from getting the nutrition they need to keep healthy and maintain their energy.  This can be related to many things, but the end result oftentimes leads to malnutrition, a common complication of COPD.

Take a look at the following tips before your next meal. They may just help you improve your breathing and your overall health:

13 Dietary Tips for Better Breathing

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Comments
June 1, 2012 at 4:48 am
(1) Dorothy says:

Some very good tips, particularly the one about clearing airways before starting meal. Thanks Debbie.
Regards Dorothy

June 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm
(2) copd says:

You are so welcome, Dorothy. Glad you found them helpful.

June 2, 2012 at 11:22 pm
(3) NB says:

Thank you so much for this article, particularly about clearing your lungs…I have copd and am on oxygen at night and need during excercise….have not been told about clearing lungs, and mucous, but noticed this seems to be a problem at times, particularly after shower…so many things you said are true and have experienced, just didn’t know it was all because of my copd, just thought it was me. Have done alot of things that you mentioned in the article, and found they work for me too.

I am going to study your mucous releasing ideas and discuss them with my doctor on my next appt. Thanks again!

June 5, 2012 at 7:11 am
(4) copd says:

Great news, NB. Glad to be of service.

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