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How to treat 68 year old with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Treatments...

Treatments include bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as oxygen therapy, if the blood oxygen level is low enough to warrant it.
Smoking cessation is the most vital therapy. Other treatments depend on the individual's evaluation as well as response to the above treatments.

In brief: Treatments...

Treatments include bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as oxygen therapy, if the blood oxygen level is low enough to warrant it.
Smoking cessation is the most vital therapy. Other treatments depend on the individual's evaluation as well as response to the above treatments.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Many good treatments

There are many good, effective treatments for copd.
They include inhalers, nebulized medications, and there is even a new pill for COPD (but it is only for those who have severe disease). Oxygen can also be prescribed for those who need it. The most important thing is to get evaluated by your doctor so he/she can place you on a good treatment plan.

In brief: Many good treatments

There are many good, effective treatments for copd.
They include inhalers, nebulized medications, and there is even a new pill for COPD (but it is only for those who have severe disease). Oxygen can also be prescribed for those who need it. The most important thing is to get evaluated by your doctor so he/she can place you on a good treatment plan.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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