COPD Treatment

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.

Dr. Holly Atkinson

This video features Dr. Holly Atkinson. Dr. Holly Atkinson specializes in Internal Medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine as well as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Duration: 03:21.
Reviewed by: Dr. Preeti Parikh, Dr. Mera Goodman . Review date: October 27, 2014
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