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COPD: Avoiding Weight Loss

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Overview

To avoid losing weight and muscle mass when you have COPD, you generally need to eat more foods that have fat and protein. Talk with your doctor or a dietitian about what foods you need to gain or maintain your weight.


How can you avoid weight loss?

Here are some ways to get more calories and protein to avoid weight loss when you have COPD.


Credits for COPD: Avoiding Weight Loss

Current as of: March 9, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Ken Y. Yoneda MD - Pulmonology


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