According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the most common treatments for COPD are lifestyle treatments, such as quitting smoking, avoiding lung irritants and making dietary changes. In later stages, pul... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, causes several side effects, including a persistent cough that produces mucus, a tight feeling in the chest and shortness of breath, particularly after exercising, accordin... More »

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute states the typical treatment for COPD is focused on managing the symptoms by use of lifestyle changes and medication. Additional treatment includes preventative vaccines, pulm... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

COPD, also called chronic obstructive pulmonary, is not reversible, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. However, it is treatable and people can live with it for a long time. More » Health Conditions & Diseases

As of 2015, there is no cure for COPD, as reported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. There are a number of medicines that a person can take, however, that can ease symptoms of the disease, such as broncho... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Medication, oxygen therapy and lifestyle changes are all treatment options for COPD, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood institute. In some cases patients with severe COPD require surgery. More » Health Conditions & Diseases