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What do you suggest treatment to give to a patient who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Treatment...
Treatment for COPD includes bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as oxygen therapy, if the oxygen level is low enough to warrant it.
Smoking cessation is the most vital therapy. Other therapies depend on contributing factors like the presence of an underlying infection, excess fluid, sleep apnea, etc. COPD patients need to be closely monitored by their physicians for ongoing therapy.

In brief: Treatment...
Treatment for COPD includes bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as oxygen therapy, if the oxygen level is low enough to warrant it.
Smoking cessation is the most vital therapy. Other therapies depend on contributing factors like the presence of an underlying infection, excess fluid, sleep apnea, etc. COPD patients need to be closely monitored by their physicians for ongoing therapy.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
In brief: 5 drugs
COPD is a deadly disease and should be treated from multiple fronts.
1:stop smoking! 2 broncodilator;3 steroid;4 luekotriene inhibitor like singular;5 quaternary ammonium inhibitor like atrovent (ipratropium) and most recently deleresp.

In brief: 5 drugs
COPD is a deadly disease and should be treated from multiple fronts.
1:stop smoking! 2 broncodilator;3 steroid;4 luekotriene inhibitor like singular;5 quaternary ammonium inhibitor like atrovent (ipratropium) and most recently deleresp.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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