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Can Inositol be taken for COPD?

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Dr. Ivo Ditah

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Posted on Tue, 4 Jun 2019 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: my name is XXXXXXX I am 66 years old and I have COPD. I quit smoking 2 and 1/2 years ago. I am using an Advair inhaler twice a day. I recently started taking Inositol Powder which is supposed to support healthy membrane function for cellular health. it is also used to help with anxiety and depression which is why I am trying it to see if it helps. my question is would Inositol be something that would also help with COPD symptoms? Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No!

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Inositol has no effect on asthma. There is no inkling information on that as a possibility.

However, quitting smoking is the single most important way of addressing your COPD and preventing worsening.

Hope I have answered your query.

I wish you well.

Regards,
Dr. Ivo Ditah, Internal Medicine Specialist
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