Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Management

Management

There is currently no cure for COPD; however, COPD is both preventable and treatable.Clinical practice guidelines for the management of COPD are available from the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), a collaboration that includes the World Health Organization and the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The major current directions of COPD management are to assess and monitor the disease, reduce the risk factors, manage stable COPD, prevent and treat acute exacerbations and manage comorbidity.

The only measures that have been shown to reduce mortality is smoking cessation and supplemental oxygen.

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