Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Treatment

COPD can't be cured, but it can be treated so you can live a fulfilling and satisfactory life.

 

Proper COPD treatment includes these steps:

  • Quit smoking to slow down your COPD progression.
  • Take COPD medications as instructed by your healthcare provider to prevent and lessen symptoms.
  • Make changes to your lifestyle to stay healthy.
  • Engage in physical activity and exercise. If you need support, you may join a pulmonary rehabilitation program.
  • Prevent and control your COPD flare-ups or worsening of symptoms.
  • For certain people with COPD, doctors may also recommend oxygen therapy.

Always consult your healthcare provider to discuss treatment options for your specific respiratory condition

 

Learn Techniques to clear Mucus/Sputum

If you are producing excess mucus, different techniques like deep breathing & Huff cough may help you clear the excess mucus. Devices like the Aerobika* OPEP device are simple hand-held drug free devices, which could help to clear the mucus/sputum.4

Learn more about the Aerobika* OPEP device

 

References:
1. WHO COPD Key facts https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/chronic-obstructive-pu…-(copd)
2. Neil Barnes et al; COPD and exacerbations: Patient insights. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2013
3. Burudpakee et al; Pulm Ther 2017 DOI: 10.1007/s41030-017-0027-5
4. https://www.nationaljewish.org/conditions/copd-chronic-obstructive-pulm… disease/overview/lifestyle-management/bring-up-mucus