The key when diagnosed with COPD is to start COPD treatment before it becomes too severe, as there is no cure for the condition. Medications for COPD fall under two categories: bronchodilators and anti-inflammatories. In this video, Dr. Holly Atkinson explains how these medications work, as well as other treatments such as oxygen therapy, protein therapy, and the pulmonary rehabilitation program. Although there are good treatment options, the best way to prevent or at least slow the progress of COPD is to quit smoking and see your doctor so you can begin treatment.
Reviewed August- October 2014, Mera Goodman
Video 1: What is COPD?
Video 2: Signs of COPD
Video 3: Treating COPD
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Video 4: Preventing COPD
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