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What is the best thing to do to help yourself if you have emphysema?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Stop smoking

The two things that we know work well in emphysema are to quit smoking and to wear your oxygen is you need it.
If you work in a job that exposes you to smoke, rock dust, wood dust, etc consider another line of work or wear respiratory protection.

In brief: Stop smoking

The two things that we know work well in emphysema are to quit smoking and to wear your oxygen is you need it.
If you work in a job that exposes you to smoke, rock dust, wood dust, etc consider another line of work or wear respiratory protection.
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Dr. Asaf Presente
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Quit smoking

By far the most important thing is to quit smoking.
Beyond that there are several medications that can help with quality of life as well as going through pulmonary rehab. In any case, all patients with emphysema should see a doctor who can see where they are and prescribe approp treatments (even aids to quit smoking!).

In brief: Quit smoking

By far the most important thing is to quit smoking.
Beyond that there are several medications that can help with quality of life as well as going through pulmonary rehab. In any case, all patients with emphysema should see a doctor who can see where they are and prescribe approp treatments (even aids to quit smoking!).
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