Managing COPD In The Summer

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Summer heat and humidity can make it hard to breathe for even the healthiest person. For people with COPD, the summer heat can not only mean difficulty breathing, but also potential danger.

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If you have COPD, it’s not uncommon to experience more shortness of breath during the summer months. Our bodies naturally work to maintain a normal body temperature, but when we’re exposed to extreme weather conditions, like heat, the body has to use extra energy to cool down and maintain that normal temperature.

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