COPD – Treating COPD

COPD – Treating COPD

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COPD – Treating COPD

Unfortunately lung damage caused by COPD is not reversible. This is why I mentioned earlier that being aware of the Signs of COPD is important especially if a person smoke. Diagnosis can allow or doctors to prescribe treatments that can slow the progression of the disease. Other treatments involve making important lifestyle changes.

COPD treatments include

  • Quitting smoking. Given the association between smoking and COPD it makes sense to stop smoking
  • Taking prescribed inhalers and medicines to facilitate easier breathing
  • Undergoing a programme of exercise education called pulmonary rehabilitation
  • If appropriate undergoing surgery or a lung transplant