COPD Treatment

Using therapy to manage your COPD

There are a variety of COPD treatments available that can help you manage the symptoms of COPD on a daily basis¹. 

 

These therapy options include, but are not limited to, medication, medicine delivery systems and supplemental oxygen².

Medicines help your breathing in many ways. Some are maintenance medicines and need to be taken every day, while others are taken when your symptoms worsen³.

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How can I manage my COPD?

Having a plan in place to manage your COPD is important. Managing your symptoms and lifestyle can help you cope with flare ups and improve your quality of life⁴.

 

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Therapy FAQs

If you are newly diagnosed with COPD, you may have many questions about the disease itself, the type of treatment you can expect and how it will affect your life.

 

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Create an action plan

Preparing an action plan with your doctor will help you track your progress, understand when to take your COPD medications and when to seek further advice or emergency care⁵.

 

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COPD Treatment & Therapy options

  • Airway clearance

    Airway clearance

    Coughing is the body’s way of clearing mucus from the lungs. If you can no longer cough you may benefit from using an airway clearance device.

  • Ventilation

    Ventilation

    Philips Respironics COPD ventilation solutions can help reduce the burden and breathe for you. Learn more about COPD AVAPS therapy & COPD ventilation therapy.

  • Oxygen

    Oxygen

    Oxygen therapy can help reduce shortness of breath, make you feel better and allow you to remain active longer.

  • Compressor nebulizer systems

    Compressor nebulizer systems

    Nebulizers deliver your medication where it's needed most - your lungs. Many medications begin to work much quicker as a result.

  • Muscle training

    Muscle training

    Using a muscle trainer can improve your breath strength, exercise tolerance and quality of life.

  • Spacers

    Spacers

    A spacer is a chamber that attaches to your inhaler and supports medication delivery into your lungs.

  • Monitoring

    Monitoring

    Take greater control of your life and therapy with measurements that can provide you useful information about your condition.

References

1. Web MD. COPD treatments, improving your quality of life.
http://www.webmd.com/lung/copd/copd-treatments-improving-your-quality-of-life 
Accessed on 19 June 2015.

2. American Lung Association. Treatment options.
http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/copd/treating-copd/treatment-options.html
Accessed on 4 August 2015.


3. COPD Foundation. Slim Skinny Reference Guide®. COPD Medicines.

4. Healthline. COPD and You: Managing Your Symptoms.
http://www.healthline.com/health/copd/and-you-symptom-management#1 
Accessed on 23 June 2015.

5. American Lung Association. Instructions for COPD MANAGEMENT PLAN.
http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/copd/living-with-copd/ala-copd-management-plan.pdf 
Accessed on 15 May 2015.

For informational purposes only, not to replace physician's directions.