Being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be scary because the disease has no cure and grows worse over time. It’s important to not lose hope though, because even with COPD, you can live a good quality life. Medical treatments can help you slow the progression of the disease and reduce the severity of its symptoms, so you can breathe better and continue to participate in your favorite activities.
Your treatment for COPD will depend on the severity of your condition and relevant factors like your age and medical history.
- Quitting smoking — Smoking is the leading cause of COPD and many other lung diseases. By quitting, you can greatly reduce irritation in your lungs and slow the progression of your COPD.
- Bronchodilators — Bronchodilators help relax the airways and increase the airflow into your lungs. Some bronchodilators are used in emergencies when flare-ups of symptoms are inhibiting your ability to breathe. Others are used daily to help prevent flare-ups.
- Steroids — Steroids can help reduce inflammation in your airways to improve your ability to breathe.
- Oxygen therapy — You may be prescribed supplemental oxygen if your lungs are not able to take in the amount of oxygen your body needs. Supplemental oxygen may be prescribed for use a few times throughout the day or you might need to use it at all times.
- Pulmonary therapy — Exercise, diet and breathing techniques guided by a healthcare professional can help improve your lung function to help you breathe better.
- Lung Restoration Treatment™ — This is a cellular therapy treatment offered at the Lung Health Institute. It uses concentrated amounts of your own cells to fight lung disease, reduce inflammation and improve your ability to Breathe Easier™. The procedure is minimally invasive and produces results in most patients within three months or less.
Schedule an appointment for Lung Restoration Treatment™
Lung Restoration Treatment™ can help improve your ability to breathe without a bunch of complicated side-effects and bulky equipment. Contact us today if you’re suffering from shortness of breath related to COPD or another chronic lung condition. Our patient coordinators would love to help you schedule an appointment to treat your COPD.