COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Other treatment for COPD includes:
- Reference Pulmonary rehabilitation. This treatment involves a team of health professionals who treat many problems of COPD. It typically combines exercise, breathing therapy, emotional support, advice for eating well, and education. This treatment is required for people who are having Reference lung volume reduction surgery or a Reference lung transplant.
- Reference Oxygen treatment. This treatment involves breathing extra oxygen through a face mask or through a tube inserted just inside your nose. It may ease shortness of breath. And it can help people with very bad COPD and low oxygen levels live longer.
- Reference Ventilation devices. These are machines that help you breathe better or breathe for you. They are used most often in the hospital during Reference COPD flare-ups.
- Alpha-1 antitrypsin injections (such as Aralast, Prolastin, or Zemaira). These medicines can help people who have Reference alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 16, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Ken Y. Yoneda, MD - Pulmonology
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