In addition to quitting smoking, COPD can be treated by a variety of medications. Rescue medications can be used a few times a day to help with flare-ups in the short term. If you have to use rescue medications on a regular basis you should consult your doctor to seek out a more long-term solution. In this video Dr. Sonali Bose explains how rescue medications work as well as oxygen therapy and other popular COPD treatments.
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