COPD
(Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Treatment


 
   Management

There is no known cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but the symptoms can be managed and its progression can be delayed. Treatment includes:

- Bronchodilators, which are the primary medications prescribed.

- Corticosteroids are the option to treat and prevent acute exacerbations.

- Supplemental oxygen is recommended in those with low oxygen levels at rest

- Exercises, including a program of pulmonary rehabilitation.

- Surgery. It is helpful for severe very severe cases and may include lung transplantation or lung volume reduction surgery.

   More information:
COPD Description
COPD Healthcare Centers
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