Taking Prednisone For COPD. Suggest Alternative Medicine
There are some good maintenance medications for COPD which may be of some benefit.
One is Advair which os an inhaled medication and might help to maintain you in a state where you feel less short of breath and fatigued.
Tiotropium is another inhaled medication which may be of benefit.
A set of baseline pulmonary function tests is always a good idea to get information on your true lung capacity.
Hopefully you will never need it but supplemental oxygen is sometimes the last solution to maintain good oxygen flow through the lungs. People do very well with portable oxygen tanks - again a consideration if all else fails.
hello again and thank you for the follow-up.
I think in general it is beneficial for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to have a mild steroid inhaler is part of a daily regimen. This helps to minimize inflammatory changes within the lungs. This might also help decrease the dependence that you might have on supplemental oxygen therapy. include any type of cortisone containing inhaler.
Advair comes in multiple dosages. I trust that you tried possibly even the highest dose without any significant improvement.
Tiotropium has been in use for a number of years. I think it would definitely be something that you should think about discussing with your doctor.
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