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Ok i've got emphysema. What should I do?

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

In brief: Stop smoking

If you smoke, stop now.
There are many medications which help reduce the symptoms of emphysema (copd). You should consult with your doctor about which regimens are appropriate for you. You may require supplemental oxygen. Pulmonary rehab programs are very helpful. Stay away from other smokers and dusty environments.

In brief: Stop smoking

If you smoke, stop now.
There are many medications which help reduce the symptoms of emphysema (copd). You should consult with your doctor about which regimens are appropriate for you. You may require supplemental oxygen. Pulmonary rehab programs are very helpful. Stay away from other smokers and dusty environments.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Quit smoking...

Emphysema is a form of COPD and results in progressive airway obstruction.
Your doctor can prescribe meds like bronchodilator and steroid inhalers that will control symptoms but it is incurable. Oxygen therapy will be prescribed if your oxygen level is low. The best thing you can do is to quit smoking to reduce ongoing airway inflammation and allow your airways to heal as much as possible.

In brief: Quit smoking...

Emphysema is a form of COPD and results in progressive airway obstruction.
Your doctor can prescribe meds like bronchodilator and steroid inhalers that will control symptoms but it is incurable. Oxygen therapy will be prescribed if your oxygen level is low. The best thing you can do is to quit smoking to reduce ongoing airway inflammation and allow your airways to heal as much as possible.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. RAMESH KAUL
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: COPD action plan

Assessing severity with physicians comprehensive exam, test pulmonary functions, response to nebulisers.
Quit smoking and environment and work related causes be modified. Good diet, education, phenotype for a1antitrypsin def. Pulmonary rehab. Judicious use of antibiotics in exacerbations. Oxygen if needed. Worse cases need volume reductionu surgery or lung transplant.

In brief: COPD action plan

Assessing severity with physicians comprehensive exam, test pulmonary functions, response to nebulisers.
Quit smoking and environment and work related causes be modified. Good diet, education, phenotype for a1antitrypsin def. Pulmonary rehab. Judicious use of antibiotics in exacerbations. Oxygen if needed. Worse cases need volume reductionu surgery or lung transplant.
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Dr. RAMESH KAUL
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