Nutrition guidelines for patients with COPD

COPD patients experience weight loss due to poor appetite. Also, there is weakness that hinders with daily activities like cooking, chewing, swallowing which further results in weight loss and fatigue. Good nutrition plays an important role in improving quality of life of a COPD patient.

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WORLD COPD DAY – What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ?

COPD is likely to become the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. It is estimated that there are 30 million COPD patients in India . Also, in India COPD related mortality is highest in the world i.e. more than 64.7 estimated age standardized death rate per 100,000 amongl both sexes.

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