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COPD - therapies

In the early stages of COPD the lungs can recover, but after a certain point the condition can no longer be healed. The goal of COPD therapy is to ameliorate symptoms and improve the patient's overall quality of life.

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The most important measure in treatment is nicotine abstinence. Depending on the severity of the condition, medicines can be prescribed, especially those that dilate the bronchi.