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What's the best treatment for copd?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends...

The patient's severity of COPD needs to be determined as well as their oxygen level to determine the best treatment.
No matter how severe, smoking cessation is needed to stop the lung damage and allow the lungs to heal over time. Possible treatments include inhalers, systemic meds and even oxygen therapy if the oxygen level is low enough. Definitely need to stop smoking regardless.

In brief: Depends...

The patient's severity of COPD needs to be determined as well as their oxygen level to determine the best treatment.
No matter how severe, smoking cessation is needed to stop the lung damage and allow the lungs to heal over time. Possible treatments include inhalers, systemic meds and even oxygen therapy if the oxygen level is low enough. Definitely need to stop smoking regardless.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: COPD tx

1-anticholinergic sprays ( atrovent) with 2)long acting bronchodilators (spiriva) or combination of steroid spray with long acting bronchodilators ( advair or symbicort).
Because anticholinergics may be expensive then simple albuterol spray may be used. Sprays are equally effective to nebulizations. Some pts may benefit from low dose steroids and for bronchodilators in liquid or pill form

In brief: COPD tx

1-anticholinergic sprays ( atrovent) with 2)long acting bronchodilators (spiriva) or combination of steroid spray with long acting bronchodilators ( advair or symbicort).
Because anticholinergics may be expensive then simple albuterol spray may be used. Sprays are equally effective to nebulizations. Some pts may benefit from low dose steroids and for bronchodilators in liquid or pill form
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Christian Maluf
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: It depends

It depends on stage severity, we have short acting bronchodilators, lung acting bronchodilators, inhale corticosteroids, prednisone, theophyline and latest one roflimuvast, physical therapy, oxygen and lastly respiratory support.

In brief: It depends

It depends on stage severity, we have short acting bronchodilators, lung acting bronchodilators, inhale corticosteroids, prednisone, theophyline and latest one roflimuvast, physical therapy, oxygen and lastly respiratory support.
Dr. Christian Maluf
Dr. Christian Maluf
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