16 min

Living Well with COPD COPD Podcast

    • Medicine

Keeping healthy with COPD can be challenging. But for people like Jean, Jan, and John, COPD doesn't have to get in the way of life. It just means life looks a little different. Things like exercise, nutrition, and preventive care require more attention and planning, but these healthy habits (and good adherence to treatment regimens) can help people with lung disease continue to do the things they love— even in the middle of a global pandemic.

Visit our website links and resources: HealthUnmuted.com

List of Resources

COPD360Social, social media support group: https://www.copdfoundation.org/COPD360social/Community/Get-Involved.aspx   

My COPD Action Plan, from COPD Foundation: https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/Educational-Materials-Resources/Downloads.aspx#MyCOPDActionPlan 


For more information about support groups for COPD: 
Healthline's list of support groups: https://www.healthline.com/health/copd/support-groups-for-severe-copd 

For more information on exercise: 

Pocket Consultant Guide from the COPD Foundation: https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/Educational-Materials-Resources/Downloads.aspx#MyCOPDActionPlan 

COPD Foundation information on pulmonary rehabilitation: https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/Pulmonary-Rehabilitation/What-is-Pulmonary-Rehabilitation.aspx 

National Institutes of Health information on pulmonary rehab: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/pulmonary-rehabilitation 


For more information on nutrition: 

Cleveland Clinic: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/9451-nutritional-guidelines-for-people-with-copd 

Temple Health: https://www.templehealth.org/about/blog/5-ways-maintain-healthy-copd-diet 


For more information on medications and oxygen therapy for COPD: 

COPD Foundation list of treatments and medication: https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/I-am-a-Person-with-COPD/Treatments-Medications.aspx   

WebMD - What are Treatments for COPD? https://www.webmd.com/lung/copd/what-are-treatments-for-copd  

Healthline - COPD Drugs: A List of Medications to Help Relieve Your Symptoms: https://www.healthline.com/health/copd/drugs 

COPD Foundation information on oxygen therapy: https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/I-am-a-Person-with-COPD/Oxygen-Therapy.aspx 

American Lung Association information on oxygen therapy: https://www.lung.org/lung-health-diseases/lung-procedures-and-tests/oxygen-therapy 

Keeping healthy with COPD can be challenging. But for people like Jean, Jan, and John, COPD doesn't have to get in the way of life. It just means life looks a little different. Things like exercise, nutrition, and preventive care require more attention and planning, but these healthy habits (and good adherence to treatment regimens) can help people with lung disease continue to do the things they love— even in the middle of a global pandemic.

Visit our website links and resources: HealthUnmuted.com

List of Resources

COPD360Social, social media support group: https://www.copdfoundation.org/COPD360social/Community/Get-Involved.aspx   

My COPD Action Plan, from COPD Foundation: https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/Educational-Materials-Resources/Downloads.aspx#MyCOPDActionPlan 


For more information about support groups for COPD: 
Healthline's list of support groups: https://www.healthline.com/health/copd/support-groups-for-severe-copd 

For more information on exercise: 

Pocket Consultant Guide from the COPD Foundation: https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/Educational-Materials-Resources/Downloads.aspx#MyCOPDActionPlan 

COPD Foundation information on pulmonary rehabilitation: https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/Pulmonary-Rehabilitation/What-is-Pulmonary-Rehabilitation.aspx 

National Institutes of Health information on pulmonary rehab: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/pulmonary-rehabilitation 


For more information on nutrition: 

Cleveland Clinic: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/9451-nutritional-guidelines-for-people-with-copd 

Temple Health: https://www.templehealth.org/about/blog/5-ways-maintain-healthy-copd-diet 


For more information on medications and oxygen therapy for COPD: 

COPD Foundation list of treatments and medication: https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/I-am-a-Person-with-COPD/Treatments-Medications.aspx   

WebMD - What are Treatments for COPD? https://www.webmd.com/lung/copd/what-are-treatments-for-copd  

Healthline - COPD Drugs: A List of Medications to Help Relieve Your Symptoms: https://www.healthline.com/health/copd/drugs 

COPD Foundation information on oxygen therapy: https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/I-am-a-Person-with-COPD/Oxygen-Therapy.aspx 

American Lung Association information on oxygen therapy: https://www.lung.org/lung-health-diseases/lung-procedures-and-tests/oxygen-therapy 

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