There are treatments for chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease, or COPD. However, there is no cure for the condition. But that doesn’t
mean that patients with COPD can’t take personal steps to improve their disease-related health.
I’m Valerie Cavitt with your latest health news. COPD is a condition in which it becomes progressively
more difficult to breathe due to an inflamed and/or easily collapsible airway. A recent
study found that patients with COPD who recently ate a diet rich in healthy foods, such as
grapefruit, fish, bananas and cheese, had improved lung function. The researchers believe
that diet may be a risk factor for COPD that patients can change. Discuss healthy diet options with your doctor.