Comprehensive Guide to COPD Treatment
From bronchodilators, steroids, pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen therapy to flu shots and quitting smoking, treatment for COPD can improve quality of life, reduce symptoms, prevent infection and COPD exacerbation.
COPD Treatment Guidelines
COPD treatment guidelines are set forth by the Global Initiative for Obstructive Lung Disease and are optimized for every stage of the disease. Learn more about the treatment guidelines for Stage I, Stage II, Stage III, and Stage IV COPD.
List of Common COPD Inhalers
COPD inhalers are commonplace in the treatment of COPD. But, understanding which-is-which and what-does-what, can sometimes be confusing. Learn more about the types of COPD inhalers and what they do for your lungs.
List of Common COPD Medications
If you are a COPD patient, or a caregiver to someone who has COPD, learning all you can about common COPD medications is essential to COPD management. Learn more about common COPD medications that you will likely see prescribed to the COPD patient.
COPD Inhalers and Medications
COPD, inhalers and medications, in many ways, go hand-in-hand. Learning everything you can about them is essential. Learn more with this comprehensive guide to COPD inhalers and medications.
A Closer Look at Bronchodilators as Treatment for COPD
Bronchodilators are medications which relax the airways of the lungs making it easier to breathe. Find our more about the three classes of bronchodilators commonly used to treat COPD.
Overview of Glucocorticoids in Treatment of COPD
Find out more about the pros and cons of use of glucocorticoids in the treatment of COPD.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is becoming widely recognized as an essential part of a COPD treatment plan. Pulmonary rehabilitation uses a multidisciplinary approach that covers all aspects of COPD management, including education, exercise, relaxation, breathing techniques, nutritional advice, emotional support and the development of coping skills.
Oxy-View Oxygen Therapy Glasses
Oxy-View is a revolutionary new product which has been developed to help oxygen-dependent patients be more comfortable and discreet when wearing their oxygen cannula. Read this full review of Oxy-View to understand how the product works and what styles are available for purchase.
Facts About Oxygen Therapy
There are many benefits to oxygen therapy, especially if you have COPD or other chronic diseases. Learn the benefits of supplemental oxygen and why oxygen safety tips are important.
Pros and Cons of Heliox
Find out how Heliox can help improve your exercise and activity tolerance so you can become less short of breath and more independent.
Lung transplants may be indicated in the end stages of COPD, if certain criteria apply. See if you qualify for a lung transplant.
Postural drainage is a airway clearance technique that helps COPD patients clear mucus from their lungs. Learn more about postural drainage positions.
Surgical Intervention for COPD
Bullectomy, lung volume reduction surgery, and lung transplantation have all proven to be important surgical interventions for COPD.
Airway Clearance Techniques
Many people with COPD suffer from an increased mucus production. Learn 5 airway clearance techniques to help you breathe better.
Interview With Stem Cell Therapy Pioneer Barbara Hanson
Although stem cell therapy is in its infancy, there is hope that one day, it will be an available option for COPD patients. To learn more about stem cell therapy and COPD, read this interview with a COPD patient who underwent stem cell treatment.
Antioxidants and COPD
The link between antioxidants and COPD is becoming increasingly more evident. Learn more about antioxidants and COPD.
Herbal Remedies for COPD
Herbal remedies have long been thought of to be beneficial as an adjunct to standard medical care. Learn more about herbal remedies for the treatment of COPD.
COPD and the Pneumonia Vaccine
People with COPD are at greater risk for developing pneumococcal disease, especially pneumococcal pneumonia. Getting a pneumonia vaccine can help protect people with COPD from getting pneumococcal pneumonia.
COPD and Flu Shots
Annual flu shots can help prevent COPD exacerbation. Learn more about the flu shot, who should get a flu shot, risk factors of flu shots and when you should get a flu shot for COPD exacerbation prevention.
When other methods of COPD treatment fail, many patients look to alternative treatment for COPD to relieve their COPD symptoms. From herbal remedies to stem cell therapy, learn more about alternative COPD treatment in this guide.
The Lung Flute Product Review
The Lung Flute is an airway clearance device developed by Medical Acoustics. Read this full review of the Lung Flute to see if this device is for you.
Stem Cell Therapy - COPD and Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cell Therapy - COPD and Stem Cell Therapy
End of Life Issues Related to COPD
A terminal diagnosis is difficult to deal with, particularly when someone you love is suffering from the final stages of COPD. Learn how to...
Spiriva Side Effects
Spiriva side effects range from common to more severe. Check out this complete guide to Spiriva side effects to get the answers you need about Spiriva.
Treatment of Mild COPD
Mild COPD is classified by the the Global Initiative for Obstructive Lung Disease as Stage I COPD. Learn more about treatment for mild COPD.
Treatment for Moderate COPD
If you have moderate COPD, then you are in Stage II of the disease, according to the Global Initiative for Obstructive Lung Disease. Learn what treatment options are available to you for Stage II, moderate COPD.
Treatment for Very Severe COPD
Very severe COPD is classified as Stage IV, or end stage COPD. Learn more about recommended treatment guidelines for very severe, Stage IV COPD.
Theophylline is a drug often used in treatment for COPD. Learn more about theophylline and whether it's right for you.