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How is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treated?

There is no cure for COPD, but there are several things that can help to manage the condition and relieve the symptoms. There are several types of medication available to help open up the airways and make it easier to breathe. Pulmonary rehabilitation programs are also used to help people with COPD manage their condition. This usually involves teaching people with the condition some exercise training and breathing techniques to help them stay active.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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Category: Asthma


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