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Goals of Treatment

Treatment of COPD

Goals of Treatment

COPD is not a curable disease, but is Treatable.  Instead of trying to cure COPD the focus of   treatment is to:

  • Slow down the damage to the lung
  • Relieve symptoms, such as shortness of breath and cough
  • Build up overall body fitness 
  • Decrease flare-ups
  • Improving quality of life

© 2005 American Association for Respiratory Care

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