Emphysema - Treatment

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What is the treatment for emphysema?

Emphysema is not a curable disease, once lung damage has occurred it cannot be reversed. The goal of treatment is to stop further lung destruction and preserve lung function. The patient needs to know that the focus is on improving quality of life and limiting the intrusion of emphysema on daily activities. Emphysema tends not to be the primary cause of death, but can be a contributing factor to other organ failure.

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Comment from: eb, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 08

Spiriva and Advair were not much help with emphysema, I dropped the Spiriva and replaced it with Daliresp and noticed a vast improvement.

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