A recent study by British scientists have shown encouraging evidence that retinoic acid can slow the progression of emphysema and in some cases, even reverse damage caused by the disease. This acid is found in Vitamin A. Results from tests on mice have been very positive and the scientists how to begin human trials in the near future. This study is being conducted by doctors at King’s College in London where they have made great strides in revolutionizing treatment for COPD and other respiratory ailments.
Topics: COPD, COPD Treatment, Diet Tips, Emphysema, Disease Management
This is a guest post written by Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Kellie Hill of The Right Plan Nutrition Counseling.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects an estimated 24 million individuals in the United States. Common symptoms include increased breathlessness, frequent coughing, wheezing and tightness in the chest.
The human body uses food as energy, which is why it is extremely important that you supply your body with the proper energy by eating foods that are good for you. This is especially important when you are a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Choosing not to nourish your body with healthy foods such as fruits, veggies, and lots of water will take a toll on your body, a horrible diet can even impact your breathing. Which is why we will be talking about the type of food groups you should nourish your body with, as well as the food groups to stay away from. A proper diet will certainly not cure COPD but it will make your overall quality of life that much better!
Topics: COPD, COPD Treatment, Diet Tips, Disease Management
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are often surprised to learn that a diet can have an impact on their breathing and even help manage their symptoms. Although a healthy diet won't cure COPD, these eight foods often help soothe symptoms drastically.
It is two weeks into the new year and if you haven't fallen off of the New Year's resolution bandwagon, we commend you! For those of you who have fallen victim to the resolution season and have somewhat given up on your resolution, there is no better time than now to get back in the groove. It doesn't matter if you made the resolution to lose 50 pounds or if you wanted to quit smoking, the fact of the matter is; it's never too late to keep trying. Your New Year's resolution should be a goal or lifestyle change that will benefit you in the long run.
Topics: Quit Smoking,, Diet Tips, Exercise
When treating emphysema, staying healthy is crucial. There are a number of things you can do to ensure your health like; exercise, diet, and getting enough sleep. Having a healthy diet plays an important role in staying healthy with emphysema. Although your eating habits cannot cure emphysema, you can improve quality of life, boost your immune system, and possibly alleviate some nagging symptoms.
Topics: COPD, Diet Tips, Emphysema, Disease Management