Is swelling something that all with COPD have problems with? My heart Doctor informed me I don't have CHF , even though in 2017 when I fell so sick my Diagnosis was CHF and COPD and some kind of virus that usually is associated with being around Chickens . I wasn't around any Chickens. So is Swelling just part of COPD? And how do we avoid it from happening ? I cut back on salt ,im drinking alot if water . I have water pills but hate takin them.