COPD and Nutritional Needs
If you need help staying at an ideal weight or gaining weight, your doctor and nutritionist may suggest a liquid supplement.
COPD: Good Nutrition Is Important
Eat several small meals throughout the day rather than three big meals. Big meals fill up your stomach, which can press on your lungs and make breathing harder.
COPD: Heartburn Is Common
It’s possible to take medications that control stomach acid to help relieve the symptoms of GERD.
COPD: Managing Sodium and Potassium Intake
Two nutrients that are critical to keep in check when you have COPD are sodium and potassium. Here are tips on how to watch your intake of them.
COPD: The Benefits of Mini-Meals
Aim for five or six mini-meals rather than two or three large meals throughout the day.