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Breathe Easier with Personalized Treatments

Every person’s COPD – including chronic bronchitis, emphysema or both – is different.

Treatment options may include one or a combination of:

Lifestyle Changes

Simple adjustments, including eating right and exercising regularly, can often significantly improve your breathing and quality of life. If you smoke, quitting is the most important change you can make.


A variety of medicines can help reduce swelling and open your airways. Some of the most effective options for mild COPD are called bronchodilators, which you breathe in through an inhaler. These can be both short-acting for when you experience symptoms, including cough or shortness of breath, or long-acting, which you take every day to prevent symptoms. There are other options that combine a bronchodilator with an inhaled steroid to combat inflammation.

Respiratory infections, such as acute bronchitis, pneumonia and influenza, can aggravate COPD symptoms. Antibiotics can help

Oxygen Therapy

Severe COPD can prevent your lungs from getting enough air. This means oxygen levels in your blood can get too low, which can damage your organs and sap your energy. Oxygen therapy, supplied through a home unit or lightweight tank you can carry with you, can help restore these levels so you can stay active and healthy.

Pulmonary Services

Pulmonary Services

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Pulmonary Function Test (PFTs)

Pulmonary Function Test (PFTs)

The experts at Red Bud Regional Hospital are here to help with pulmonary function tests (PFTs). These non-invasive exams measure how well your lungs work, so we can create a plan to help you breathe easy again. About PFTs Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests...