Your COPD Treatment Options
If you suffer from shortness of breath and other breathing difficulties caused by COPD, you’re not alone. Millions of people around the world live with COPD. Because each COPD patient is a unique individual, it’s important to find a treatment that works best for you.
Your primary care provider will develop your individual COPD treatment based on your age, fitness levels, medical history, smoking history and more. Depending on your needs and your recovery goals, your physician may recommend traditional COPD treatments or alternative COPD treatments.
COPD is an incurable disease, so treatments focus on reducing the severity of the symptoms and fighting inflammation associated with the disease. Both traditional and alternative treatments share this goal, but their approaches are different.
What are the traditional COPD treatments?
Traditional COPD treatments aim to manage your symptoms and fight inflammation with the use of modern medicine and medical procedures. The following includes some common traditional COPD treatments:
- Medications (including oral, injected and inhaled medications)
- Oxygen therapy – this is supplemental oxygen that helps patients deliver oxygen into their systems
- Pulmonary rehabilitation – This combines exercise, nutritional guidance, education and counseling to help strengthen the lungs and improve your breathing
- Lung reduction (in extreme cases)
- Lung transplant (in extreme cases)
What are the alternative COPD treatments?
The goal of alternative COPD treatments is to strengthen your body’s ability to fight inflammation and control the symptoms of COPD.
Alternative COPD treatments may include:
- Lifestyle adjustments (including nutritional adjustments)
One alternative treatment that we offer at the Lung Health Institute is Lung Restoration Treatment™. This procedure is proven to produce effective results that help COPD patients reduce inflammation and experience better breathing.
Lung Restoration Treatment™ uses your own blood cells to target inflammation. These cells are separated in a lab into concentrated forms that are used to target lung disease and help heal damaged lung tissue.
Find out more about lung restoration treatment
If you would like to learn more about how Lung Restoration Treatment™ can help you, please contact us today. Our patient coordinators are happy to work with you to help you on your journey toward breathing easier.