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What are options for emphysema treatment?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Depending on how diffuse your disease is, what the cause of your emphysema is, how much you suffer from obstruction of the airway vs.
Destruction of the lung itself, treatment varies. Inhalers, oxygen, smoking cessation, diet and exercise, treatment of sleep disorders, etc all should be discussed.

In brief: Many

Depending on how diffuse your disease is, what the cause of your emphysema is, how much you suffer from obstruction of the airway vs.
Destruction of the lung itself, treatment varies. Inhalers, oxygen, smoking cessation, diet and exercise, treatment of sleep disorders, etc all should be discussed.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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