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Large amounts of phlegm. What foods should be avoided?Husband has COPD

By Anonymous June 29, 2017 - 6:34am
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus (sputum) production and wheezing. It's caused by long-term exposure to irritating gases or particulate matter, most often from cigarette smoke. People with COPD are at increased risk of developing heart disease, lung cancer and a variety of other conditions.

Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two most common conditions that contribute to COPD.

A healthy diet can help him maintain his strength but will not have much of an effect on the amount of mucus produced.


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