World COPD Day 2023

There are management strategies for better health…

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a chronic respiratory disease followed by airflow limitation that is not fully reversible.

The main symptoms of COPD include breathlessness, cough, and excessive mucus.

On the third Wednesday of November, World COPD Day is an annual event held to raise awareness and support for people living with COPD.

It aims to promote early diagnosis, treatment, and management of COPD while encouraging individuals to quit smoking as smoking is a primary cause of the disease.

Various helpful tips and strategies can help us manage COPD.

Eat a well-balanced diet that includes whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats.

This can help maintain overall health and strengthen your immune system.

Some tips are listed below that help in managing COPD:

1. Create a COPD management plan

Work with your healthcare team to develop a comprehensive plan to manage your COPD.

2. Take your medicines properly

Take the medications as prescribed by your healthcare provider.

3. Say no to smoking

Smoking is the leading cause of COPD, so quitting smoking is important in managing the condition.

4. A good and healthy diet

One should focus on having a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.

5. Stay physically active

Regular exercise can help improve lung functioning.

Edited By: Arusha Farooq

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