Taking my responsibility for learning as much as I can about my COPD/Asthma is something I choose to do so to make myself more aware of what is happening now, what may happen at any moment and what may lay ahead as I travel my path of life with the companionship of COPD/Asthma. The knowledge I secure not only helps myself, but can also help others gain a better footing in their own battles with COPD and/or severe Asthma.
With all that, ‘Reflections of COPD/Asthma’ will cover a variety of topics to help remind people, both those affected by the disease and those family and friends that surround them, of the ideas, research, diagnoses, game-plans and all that goes with keeping the battles at a distance.
Today we discuss or refresh your knowledge with the first of a ten-part series on ‘Nutrition’.
‘Nutrition’ becomes vitally important for a person with COPD as a proper diet can go a long way in protecting the lungs and their functionality needed for breathing.
Just as a proper diet and ‘nutritional’ feeding can improve breathing by giving your body the correct amount of energy and muscle tone, a poor diet and poor nutritional feeding can do just the opposite while also leading your body dangerously close to other ailments like hypertension, coronary artery disease or diabetes.
The trick is to find the diet that works for the individual and their own circumstances.
There are many, many diet/nutritional ideas out there and we will most likely discuss them over the next few postings of ‘Reflections of COPD/Asthma’ as most likely, most people end up pulling from a couple of different diet/nutritional ideas to find what works for them – and that will all depend on what their individual, nutritional and physical needs may be.
QUESTION OF REFLECTION – – Do you have a particular diet or favorite diet that seems to work for you or is it a combination of different diets?
If you would like to reflect your response to others, please leave them under the comment section of wheezingaway.com. Thanx.
As always, if you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out.
ALWAYS REMEMBER > A person without good breathing, is a person without a good life’, so let’s do what we can, to learn what we can, to improve what we can.
NOTE TO REMEMBER: We only give descriptions and highlights of various aspects of having COPD and/or asthma and no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical treatment type of information, always consult your physician for more, clearer and more medical founded information.
With that I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.
(Copyright@2017, CrossDove Writer)
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(Information gathered from various news/health websites, COPD Foundation’s “Big Fat Reference Guide on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease” and the book “Live Your Life with COPD”)
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