Treatment for COPD: An Overview

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disease affecting the ability to move air efficiently in and out of the lungs, making it more difficult to complete daily tasks independently. While there is no cure, there are many treatment options for COPD to help manage the symptoms associated with the disease, especially shortness of breath.

Oxygen Therapy for COPD

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The air we breathe contains approximately 21 percent oxygen. For anyone with normal lung function, that’s enough to oxygenate the body and maintain health.

COPD Medications

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COPD Medications

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive condition with a number of different symptoms. These include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing and flare-ups (called exacerbations)—that your physician may choose to treat with various COPD medications.

What You Need to Know About Oxygen Therapy for COPD

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If you or a loved one are among the roughly 12 million people diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)1, your doctor may be recommending that you add oxygen therapy to your treatment. COPD oxygen therapy is used to ease your breathing and increase the amount of oxygen that reaches your bloodstream.