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Any foods to be avoided in COPD maintenance?

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Any foods to be avoided in COPD maintenance?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  drknowsbest replied 6 years ago.
drknowsbest :

not specific but here are some suggestions for a diet i tell my copd patients: low sodium (salt), decrease/avoid foods that cause a lot of gas which can bloat the stomach and increase the abdominal pressure making it harder to breathe

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this includes individual intolerances and things like broccoli, cabbage, drastic increases in fiber

drknowsbest :

otherwise slowly increase fiber to tolerance, start an iron supplement unless otherwise told by your dr plenty of fluids as oxygen can dehydrate, and some supplements to lessen oxidative damage (like vitamin C and E and coenzyme Q10)

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
What about vitamin D and what are the dosages for the vitamins you're recommending?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Still waiting for an answer to dosage question. Thanks.
Expert:  drknowsbest replied 6 years ago.
sure-vitamin D 1000 units per day
vitamin C 80 mg per day
vitamin E 100 IU per day and coenzyme 100 per day are approximations can do slightly more but some studies show more potential for side effects with higher doses
Customer: replied 6 years ago.