COPD is a lung disease that causes difficulty breathing. To overcome breathing problems, the patient searches for various treatments and treatments for short and long-term relief from symptoms of COPD. Medical science has not yet found any treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, the goal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease treatments and treatments is to reduce symptoms and prevent further complications that consequently improve the patient's quality of life.
Treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Inhalers, sprays, portable oxygen concentrators, and CPAP therapy machines are used to treat COPD.
There are three types of inhalers: HFA (hydrofluoroalkane), mist spray inhalers (SMI), and dry powder inhalers (DPI).
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This inhaler contains liquid that enters the patient's lungs through an aerosol mist. The patient is supposed to shake the HFA inhaler, then put his lips around the mouthpiece and breathe slowly while applying the inhaler. Another way to use the HFA inhaler is to use a spacer, which is a tube connected to the surface of the mouth and the medicine container. Using a spacer is easier to get a full dose of the medicine into the lungs.
This is a newer inhaler that contains a predetermined amount of the drug in a slow-moving mist designed to inhale the drug. The patient is supposed to place his mouths around the mouthpiece of the device horizontally. It is important not to cover the ventilation holes while doing this.
The DPI function is similar to that of an inhaled HFA; however, instead of a liquid mist puff, a dry powder puff is released. One should not use DPI with a break. Inhalation should be fast and stable and the device should be removed from the mouth during exhalation.
Nebulizers are like inhalers, but they are not portable. There are different supplies needed to use the nebulizer. These supplies are air compressor, nebulizer cup, mask or mouthpiece, medicine and compressor tubes. The patient needs to measure the medicine in a cup and attach it to the device. After that, the patient can operate the device and breathe the fog through the mask or mouthpiece.
Portable oxygen concentrators
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients who want a portable, lightweight and affordable oxygen machine can use portable oxygen concentrators. These devices can be used with batteries or electricity. The capacitor filters the air it receives, separates the oxygen, and delivers the oxygen to the patient. These devices are also FAA (Federal Aviation Federation) approved for use on aircraft.
Some of the companies that manufacture portable oxygen concentrators are Philips, Inogen, SeQual, and Respironics.
CPAP is an effective treatment for sleep apnea. However, people with COPD also use CPAP treatment. CPAP machine is a small box with internal fan. The fan transports air from its surroundings, presses it, and then delivers it to the patient according to its special requirements. Those who use CPAP machines may need to obtain new CPAP supplies when using the device for several months. Supplies can be purchased from online stores such as CPAP Supply USA, The CPAP Shop and ResMed.