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I have a relative suffering from emphysema, there’s no effective drugs in China.whether the US have more advanced and effective treatment or drugs?

I have a relative suffering from emphysema, there’s no effective drugs in China.whether the US have more advanced and effective treatment or drugs?

Depends: Good evening, Treatment of emphysema is varied and depends on the severity of the disease. Treatment may include just an inhaled bronchodilator, and escalate to include inhaled and oral steroids. At the most advanced stages there are quite a few agents, including supplemental oxygen. You may need to first determine the stage of your loved ones disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for emphysema?

What is the best treatment for emphysema?

Stop smoking!: Stopping smoking and (if needed) wearing oxygen are the two treatments with clear benefits. Weight loss (if overweight), exercise, and inhalers reduce the number of hospitalizations a patient has. Rare causes of emphysema (alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency) can be treated directly, but there is no treatment that reverses the lung injury caused by the disease. ...Read more

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What are options for emphysema treatment?

What are options for emphysema treatment?

Multiple: First, smoking cessation is critical. There are a variety of medications that are very helpful at relieving shortness of breath and preventing flare-ups. Pulmonary rehab programs are very beneficial. Supplementary oxygen is needed if the blood saturation is less than 90% consistently. A healthy and well balanced diet with vitamin supplementation should be used. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for emphysema?

Many...: There are many treatments for emphysema, a form of copd. Bronchodilator inhalers can work quickly to relieve bronchospasm. Oxygen therapy is used if your oxygen level in your blood is low. Treatments are quite individualized so proper treatment requires a doctor's evaluation. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for COPD and emphysema that can extend my life?

Oxygen...: The only therapy that is known to prolong life in COPD is oxygen therapy and it is only needed if your oxygen level on room air is below a certain level. All other therapies are helpful for symptom control but do not actually prolong life. ...Read more

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Does mild emphysema require treatment?

Does mild emphysema require treatment?

Depends: There is data that getting treated early may slow the progression of the disease. But this comes from the pharmaceutical companies who want to sell their drugs. ...Read more

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Any new, recent developments in treatment of emphysema?

A new drug: There is a brand new drug that has been fda approved for copd/emphysema. It is called Daliresp (roflumilast) (brand name). It works by blocking an enzyme called "phosphodiesterase." it has been shown to reduce the number of attacks of copd. There are a number of side effects, and you should definitely discuss them with your doctor. I have had a mixed record of success with the meds. But, that is the latest. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for emphysema?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for emphysema?

Depends...: Various tests can be done to see how severe the disease is and assess your oxygen level. Medicines include various inhalers like bronchodilators, inhaled steroids, pills like corticosteroids and even oxygen therapy, if your oxygen level is low enough. Smoking cessation is important to prevent further damage and allow for lung healing over time. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the treatment for subcutaneous emphysema?

Please help! what is the treatment for subcutaneous emphysema?

None: Subcutaneous emphysema is the seeping or air into the looser tissues such as the skin and the mediatinum. Treat the source and let nature take its course, it will resorb once the source is treated. ...Read more

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How long can someone expect to live with emphysema lung disease without treatment?

Depends on how bad: That depends a lot on how severe the emphysema is, whether you are still smoking, whether you have symptoms of shortness of breath or coughing or wheezing, etc. Some people do just fine without treatment. Others, depending on the above factors, definitely need treatment. There are great treatments for emphysema, and they can help you feel better and breathe better. ...Read more

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What is the best natural treatment for Mid Sept emphysema,an RS heart failure I don't have oxygen or bronchodilators,doc refused saying they wont work?

What is the best natural treatment for Mid Sept emphysema,an RS heart failure I don't have oxygen or bronchodilators,doc refused saying they wont work?

Exercise: Graded exercise for respiratory patients is your best bet. You should look for a structured program supervised by an exercise physiologist. We call this "Pulmonary Rehabilitation". If your oxygen saturation drops to ...Read more

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Why am I on Zemaria augmentation therapy? Web says to qualify uM should be less than 11 mine is 19.4. I am PiMZ. Have Emphysema , COPD O2 3 lit.

Why am I on Zemaria augmentation therapy? Web says to qualify  uM should be less than 11 mine is 19.4. I am PiMZ.   Have Emphysema , COPD O2 3 lit.

Complicated: This should be discussed with your lung doc. You may want a second or third opinion lung doc to feel comfortable with the decisions. Life is short and no reason to wait. ...Read more

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What holistic treatments are helpful for the disabled?

What holistic treatments are helpful for the disabled?

What disability: Not enough info. What type of disability. Please be more specific for a better answer. Thank you. ...Read more

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What are some holistic treatments for migraine headaches?

What are some holistic treatments for migraine headaches?

Many options: The best way is to avoid triggers such as stress or certain foods so if you can find out what causes your migraines, start there. Thermal biofeedback is another option and it is closely related to meditation/guided imagery. Accupressure may help and some people have success with contrast showers (hot followed by cold). ...Read more

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Are there any holistic treatments that definitely work for multiple sclerosis?

Are there any holistic treatments that definitely work for multiple sclerosis?

Try these: There isn't yet a cure for ms in any form of medicine but good nutrition, yoga, acupuncture, graded exercise, relaxation and guided imagery can all be helpful to people with ms. ...Read more

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Dr. James Wright
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Holistic Medicine (Definition)

Holistic medicine addresses the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Holistic medical practitioners generally integrate alternative and complementary therapies such as nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture, and homeopathy with conventional therapies, and focus on the importance of diet, lifestyle, and stress reduction to achieve ...Read more


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Emphysema (Definition)

A group of lung diseases that block airflow and make ...Read more