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Medications known as bronchodilators help relax narrowed airways to reduce emphysema symptoms. Inhaled corticosteroids and oxygen therapy are also common options for improving impaired breathing, according to Medical New... More »

Treatment for all stages of emphysema involves management of symptoms, especially breathing difficulties, according to WebMD. Common medications for this condition include bronchodilators to open the airways and corticos... More »

The treatment options for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) include making lifestyle changes, taking medications like bronchodilators and steroids, pulmonary rehabilitation, using oxygen and surgery, explains ... More »

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Treatment for bronchial spasms includes bronchodilators, inhaled steroids and anticholinergics, states Drugs.com. Bronchodilators expand the airway and prevent future spasms. Inhaled steroids reduce swelling in the airwa... More »

The treatment for emphysema is the same as many of the treatments for COPD because emphysema is a type of COPD, according to Mayo Clinic. The other major type of COPD, chronic bronchitis, requires many the same treatment... More »

According to WebMD, symptoms of emphysema include shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing and chest tightness or pain. Other less common symptoms are loss of appetite, weight loss, depression, poor sleep quality and decr... More »

The most common symptom of a hernia is the formation of a lump on the affected area, and hernia treatment involves covering the hole with surgical mesh, according to Healthline. Some cases are difficult to identify. The ... More »