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How can COPD be treated?

I was diagnosed with COPD 7 years ago. I had chest x-ray in 2013 which I don t have the results. I had chest x-ray yesterday and it shows Chronic interstial changes, Increase in AP diameter of the chest and retrosternal space. No active infiltrate, no alvelor consolidation. cardiac silhouette is not enlarged. small hiatai hernia
Wed, 28 Mar 2018
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The best treatment for the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ) is oxygen inhalation which is given at controlled rate for a 14 to 15 hours per day. The second best option is inhaler therapy by drugs as beta-agonist and steroid inhaler with fixed combination are available. Please consult a local doctor he will prescribe it for you. You should avoid smoking and alcohol and air pollution.


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Dr. Varinder Joshi
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