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Emphysema Treatment

Emphysema Treatment

Emphysema treatment is used to help people with pulmonary emphysema live more comfortably with the disease by providing relief of symptoms and preventing progression of the disease with minimal side effects. Treatment may include:

  • Quitting smoking
  • Antibiotics for bacterial infections
  • Oral medications
  • Bronchodilators and other inhaled medications
  • Exercise
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation program to condition the rest of the body
  • Oxygen supplementation
  • Lung reduction surgery to remove damaged area of the lung
  • Lung transplantation