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Homeopathic Remedies For Copd
Treatment yes but: Cure unlikely to impossilbe. Like trying to knock down a wall by blowing on it. ...Read more
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
See a pulmonologist: The best treatment depends on how advanced the condition is, what are the main manifestations, and how your body responds to treatment. Your pulmonologist will do the appropriate work up and recommend medications based on established guidelines. ...Read more
Depends on how ill: Depending on your quality of life and the severity of your diseae, you will need different treatments. People with mild disease may need no more than an albuterol inhaler to use when they feel badly. People with severe disease may need two different long acting inhalers (e.g. Spiriva and advair) plus albuterol plus pulmonary rehab. If you haven't quit smoking yet, do so and get help. ...Read more
Damage: To your airways and lung "breathing units" have been affected by chemicals in that nasty drug. How could we reverse that damage, o at least, optimize air get trough constricted airways and faulty alveoli? ...Read more
COPD: COPD has many treatments -- first and foremost, the patient must quit smoking (if they are a smoker). The next line of treatment includes inhalers. There is a newer pill that is available to prevent COPD exacerbations, but this is often not used first line. Oxygen supplementation is used in the more severe forms of copd. ...Read more
It depends on many things: (1) how severe the COPD is; (2) how many symptoms you have from it; (3) if you are still smoking or not.
Some people have very mild COPD that doesn't need treatment and can live a long time with it. Others need inhalers and other treatments; others may need oxygen. So, it really depends on how bad it is and what other factors are present. Hope this helps. ...Read more
There is no cure for COPD, There are several things one can do to alleviate symptoms. In general the list is:
1) smoking cessation 2) Supplemental Oxygen in more severe disease 3) inhaled medications: there are multiple options, inhaled steroids, bronchodilators etc 4) pulmonary rehabilitation (controlled exercise) 5) vaccinations for pneumonia and the flu. Discuss details with your doctor ...Read more
Copd: There is no "cure" for copd, and unfortunately the medications for it can improve symptoms and reduce exacerbations but do not convincingly improve survival. Smoking cessation is by far the most important step in management. There are some new medications out, but nothing that really modifies the disease. Implantable "coils" are being studied and may offer improvement in symptoms for some. ...Read more
Nothing specific: There should t be any specific treatment alterations for COPD with renal insufficiency unless you take antibiotics - they may need to be dosed based on your kidney function ...Read more
No: It is not a common treatment though it is used. It used usually in severe /end stage copd. These patient tend to have very severe COPD and need frequent treatment. ...Read more
Treatment copd spasm: It all depends on what inhaled meds you are using. If you are using 12 hour inhalers which contain steroids and long term bronchodilaters and spirive by inhalation once a day, then you can use atrovent (ipratropium) and albuterol (duoneb) every 4 to 6 hours only as a rescue for the spasms if needed. ...Read more
Side effects...: Very little of inhaled medications are absorbed systemically so bronchodilator and steroid inhalers would have few, if any, GI side effects. Systemic meds, like systemic steroids (ex. Prednisone), would have possible GI side-effects. It also depends on the GI side effects you are referring to. See your doctor for more information. ...Read more
I have just found out that I have COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) has anyone got ideas on treatment of it?
COPD treatment: The most important thing you can do for COPD is to stop smoking. Other treatments include inhaled medicines such as albuterol, ipratopium, tiotropium, and inhaled steroids (there are several of them). Patients who are very symptomatic benefit from systemic steroids and antibiotics. Make sure your immunizations are up to date including yearly flu vaccine. Finally, getting regular exercise helps. ...Read more
How can cough be avoided in patients with copd? Is antibiotics the first line of treatment each time there is a cough?
One of many: To treat exacerbation of copd, yes, but often along with other medications such as atrovent (ipratropium) inhaler, etc. Antibiotics are used often and early for acute exacerbation of COPD because of the propensity of this patient population to develop subsequent pneumonia. I assume this person is under treatment by a physician for these problems? If not, seek one out immediately. ...Read more
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)
Also known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. ...Read more