COPD – Other Treatments

COPD – Other Treatments

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COPD – Other Treatments 

Some patients with severe symptoms particularly pronounce exacerbations may need additional treatments such as nebulised medication. Capsules of medicines are placed into a machine which turns the liquid medicine into a fine mist that fine mist is breathed into the lungs using a face mask.

Long term oxygen therapy is given to patients who have low levels of oxygen in the blood due to poorly functioning lungs. Treatments are used for at least 16 hours a day. Other patients require ambulatory oxygen therapy which is when people are given oxygen which is required after physical exertion. Some people are placed on none invasive ventilation (NIV) when they are admitted into hospital. This takes the form of a portable machine connected to a face-mask which supports function of a  persons lungs.