(Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)



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.

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