COPD is a collective term for chronic lung diseases where the lungs are inflamed. This leads to difficulty breathing, excessive coughing, reduced appetite, and excessive mucus production.



When you have COPD, your body expends a lot of energy to get enough oxygen. Therefore, it is important to eat enough to meet the body’s needs. With a healthy lifestyle, the symptoms can be limited and the progression of the disease slowed. Healthy eating helps maintain fat reserves and muscle mass. If there is insufficient intake of food, the body may start burning muscle mass to provide itself with energy. This can make you feel more tired, weaken the lung muscles, and increase COPD symptoms. Following a diet with extra energy and proteins can prevent this process.


Are you interested in a diet for COPD? We would be happy to guide you with tailored nutritional advice.

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