I am one of those that has been given the honor of traveling life with the companionship of COPD and severe Asthma.
While the honor is many times pushed by the frustration and battle with those companions, I have over time come to grips that it is what it is and I must make the best of it.
I knew I must learn more about this companion the medical folks call COPD and severe Asthma, so I have read about, ask questions about it and spent time nearly every day scouring the internet for information, articles and more.
I also knew it is good to share, so as a writer I decided what better way to share what I am learning and finding than through informational, inspirational and personal writings about my travels with COPD and severe Asthma.
This is part of an on-going series we call ‘Reflections of COPD/Asthma and today we give you set six of a six-part set called ‘Bringing Stability to a COPD/Asthma Life’.
BRINGING STABILITY TO A LIFE WITH COPD/ASTHMA – –
One of the most important things a person can do when doing battle with COPD and/or Asthma is to bring a sense of stability within those daily battles and travels.
There are six simple areas which seem to stand out as important for building stability within a life with COPD and/or Asthma and they are – exercising, avoiding sickness, sleep and rest, knowing yourself, social contact, and nutrition.
Stability, Set – 6 – – NUTRITION
Possible as important as any of the six areas we’ve posted in bringing and keeping stability in your life would have to be NUTRITION, in other words – what you eat and drink day in and day out to keep the mechanical side of your life and body, keeping it stoked to produce all you do each and every day.
But don’t just think that feeding on anything will work, because as most of you that battle the diseases of COPD and/or severe Asthma already know, it does not work like that at all – nope, you must remember to constantly keep track of your eating to make sure you are eating the right foods.
Eating and drinking the right foods and liquids will keep the proper nutrients in your body to fuel it in the best possible way without causing a problem with any of the functions you plan to be doing.
Our body will be kept running properly when it gets the proper mixture of proteins, vitamins and carbohydrates by grabbing food fuel from a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, lean meats and dairy products. Many of us will find it necessary as well to through in a daily multi-vitamin and possible a few other supplements when and if needed.
While battling COPD and/or severe Asthma, we need to keep a balanced diet while also avoiding those foods which may possible irritate our lung conditions. Most of us with COPD and/or Asthma know that we should be checking with our physician and pulmonologist for any recommendations on what we may or may not have in our diets so not to aggravate our diseases.
Unfortunately, eating can and most likely will be a very individual challenge to keep as we each have different tastes and likes in what we may eat, plus a diet that works for even the guy next door will not guarantee success for yourself.
The important thing is to remember that while other sections we have touched on about bringing stability to your living with COPD and/or severe Asthma, the nutrition you take in daily is possible the most important because we all need to eat and drink to survive, which means we all need to learn what does and does not work to keep stability in your life with COPD and/or Asthma while eating to survive.
REFLECTION QUESTION – – What works for you in eating and drinking to keep your body processing and producing a stable life each and every day of your battle with life, COPD and/or severe Asthma?
Looking for more about nutrition and its help in building stability in your life and battles with COPD/Asthma – then look back over wheezingaway.com and take notice of the recently run 10-part series on ‘COPD and Nutrition’.
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.
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(Information used is gathered from a various number of books, magazines and websites followed and read by Mr. William.)