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IV vitamin C infusions reduce muscle fatigue associated with COPD

Posted December 5, 2013

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a rather vague name for a chronic disorder that inhibits breathing and oxygen delivery to the blood. It manifests in decreased lung capacity from various reasons and inhibits breathing. It can get progressively worse, leading to chronic bronchitis or emphysema.

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Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may benefit from vitamin C

Posted November 12, 2013

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – a health problem in which the lungs lose their inherent springiness, making it progressively harder to breathe – can have a dramatic effect on the ability to exercise and even perform simple activities of daily life because of the disease’s fallout effects on skeletal muscles. Several factors have been implicated in these muscle problems.

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Vitamin C could ease muscle fatigue in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients

Posted November 8, 2013

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease—a health problem in which the lungs lose their inherent springiness, making it progressively harder to breathe—can have a dramatic effect on the ability to exercise and even perform simple activities of daily life because of the disease’s fallout effects on skeletal muscles. Several factors have been implicated in these muscle problems.

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COPD symptoms improve with Yoga: What else should patients know?

Posted October 30, 2013

If you’re suffering from COPD or chronic obstructive lung disease you have probably been taught how to deep breathe by your nurse, pulmonary therapist or physician. A small study showed Yoga that incorporates deep breathing, physical postures and relaxation and can be performed by individuals of all levels of fitness can help improve lung function and quell inflammation associated with COPD.

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Yoga May Be Good for COPD

Posted October 29, 2013

With its focus on breathing exercises, yoga may improve some of the symptoms of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD) along with boosting quality of life, researchers said here.

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Vitamin D deficiency common in COPD

Posted June 27, 2013

A study of 98 patients with the lung disease COPD shows that over half of the patients had low levels of vitamin D in the blood, and that one in ten had developed vitamin D deficiency. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy now propose to systematize the treatment and introduce routine vitamin D controls for COPD patients.

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Acupuncture relieves COPD: Scientific research

Posted April 9, 2013

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly called COPD, has become the number three disease killer, behind cardiovascular disease and cancer. COPD is a progressive disease. It just gets worse, and mainstream medicine has no cure.

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UNMC Study Suggests Vitamin D Could Reduce Lung Inflammation In Asthma, COPD

Posted February 11, 2013

In the first study of its kind, results of a University of Nebraska Medical Center research study suggest that vitamin D may be important for humans exposed to agricultural organic dust. In the study, researchers found a significant decrease in lung inflammation in mice exposed to hog barn dust that received high doses of vitamin D.

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Nutrition and Pulmonary Rehabilitation May Reverse Wasting and Muscle Loss in COPD

Posted December 29, 2012

A prospective, randomized controlled study involving 46 patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) found that combined treatment with nutritional supplementation (NS) and pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) may result in reversing weight loss and muscle wasting in COPD.

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COPD Associated With Low Vitamin D3 Levels

Posted August 19, 2012

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is not just a disease of smokers. It is also caused by occupational exposures, air pollution, genetics and an autoimmune phenomenon. It’s the third leading cause of death and costs about $42.6 billion in health care costs and lost productivity.

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