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How Is COPD Treated?
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health Show less
COPD: Treatment
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National Jewish Health - Summary of the ways COPD can be treated, depending on its severity: medications, oxygen therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, and lung volume reduction surgery, plus the continuing need to avoid infections. National Jewish Health - Summary of the ways COPD can be treated, depending on its severity: medications, oxygen therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, and lung volume reduction surgery, plus the continuing need to avoid infections. Show less
COPD Medicine
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National Jewish Health - Describes the major classes of medicines used in the treatment of COPD: Bronchodilators, Anti-inflammatories, Antibiotics, and Quick-Relief Medications plus the devices used for inhaling medications. National Jewish Health - Describes the major classes of medicines used in the treatment of COPD: Bronchodilators, Anti-inflammatories, Antibiotics, and Quick-Relief Medications plus the devices used for inhaling medications. Show less
What Do I Need to Know About the Medication I Am Taking?
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American Thoracic Society - Frequently asked questions and answers about breathing medications and the devices used to take some of them. American Thoracic Society - Frequently asked questions and answers about breathing medications and the devices used to take some of them. Show less
A Patient's Guide to Aerosol Drug Delivery (PDF)
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American Association For Respiratory Care - Provides answers to such questions as what is an aerosol? What are these breathing devices? Why do I have to use them? What’s in them? How do they work? And how do I maintain them? American Association For Respiratory Care - Provides answers to such questions as what is an aerosol? What are these breathing devices? Why do I have to use them? What’s in them? How do they work? And how do I maintain them? Show less
10 New Things About COPD
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National Emphysema Foundation - Recent developments in COPD care, from lung transplantation to the use of inhaled steroids, are described. National Emphysema Foundation - Recent developments in COPD care, from lung transplantation to the use of inhaled steroids, are described. Show less
Surgery for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - PDF
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American Thoracic Society - Lung surgery benefits a small percentage of patients who have severe COPD; this article explains the main surgical procedures. How to best prepare for any surgery when you have COPD is also outlined. American Thoracic Society - Lung surgery benefits a small percentage of patients who have severe COPD; this article explains the main surgical procedures. How to best prepare for any surgery when you have COPD is also outlined. Show less
What Is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health - Pulmonary rehabilitation, which often includes smoking cessation, exercise trai...Show more National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health - Pulmonary rehabilitation, which often includes smoking cessation, exercise training, breathing strategies, nutrition counseling, and education, can improve your ability to function and your quality of life. Show less
Treating Lung Problems with Acupressure
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Bastyr Center for Natural Health site - Describes the use of acupressure to improve breathing, reduce anxiety, and increase the amount of activity people with lung problems can perform before becoming short of breath. Bastyr Center for Natural Health site - Describes the use of acupressure to improve breathing, reduce anxiety, and increase the amount of activity people with lung problems can perform before becoming short of breath. Show less
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