Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Treatments

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What treatment is available for COPD?

The goals of COPD treatment are:

  1. to prevent further deterioration in lung function;
  2. to alleviate symptoms;
  3. to improve performance of daily activities and quality of life.

The treatment strategies include:

  1. quitting cigarette smoking;
  2. taking medications to dilate airways (bronchodilators) and decrease airway inflammation;
  3. vaccination against flu influenza and pneumonia;
  4. regular oxygen supplementation; and
  5. pulmonary rehabilitation.
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Comment from: Jan, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 13

Spiriva is the best medication of all for COPD, but you'll get more help from a humidifier and a mucous relief cough medicine than without it. The guaifenesin cough medicine will clear out your congestion so well. And now Walmart's brand is on the 88 cents shelf. I go through a small bottle about every 2 days. The drying of mucous will make everything worse.

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Comment from: Hurcibird, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 02

I have been diagnosed with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and my doctor has given me Seebri Breezhaler, it's an inhalation powder 44 micrograms. I take it once a day in the morning. It's a great help to breathing, it's a new medicine on test, 10 out of 10 from me!

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