Overall well-being is vital when you’re trying to limit the progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). To many, then, the obvious question is: What role should vitamins and supplements for COPD play in your daily treatment plan?
More research needs to be done, but some evidence suggests that supplements can help improve lung function if you have COPD, says Tanya Edwards, MD, medical director for the Center for Integrative Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
COPD is an inflammatory disease, and some vitamins and supplements are known to reduce inflammation, so that’s a good place to start, Dr. Edwards says.
Here are COPD supplements to discuss with your healthcare team.
Source: everyday health