Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (cont.)
Sat Sharma, MD, FRCPC, FCCP
Ryland P Byrd Jr, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Zab Mosenifar, MD
IN THIS ARTICLE
The goal of the treatment of COPD is to improve your daily living and quality of life by preventing symptoms and exacerbations, thereby preserving optimal lung function.
If you are diagnosed with COPD, your health care provider will educate you about the disease. You will be encouraged to actively participate in your treatment program.
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