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What is the treatment for COPD and emphysema?

Damage to the lungs caused by emphysema isn’t reversible. However, emphysema and other forms of COPD are treatable conditions.

In addition to bronchodilators and inhaled steroids, people with these conditions may be given antibiotics to control infections. Other treatments include supplemental oxygen therapy.

In rare cases, lung volume reduction surgery or even a lung transplant may be required.

Lifestyle modifications can make your life easier if you have one of these conditions. Modifying how you do housework, cooking, and other chores may lessen your symptoms.

Keeping windows closed on polluted days and using air-conditioning in high humidity weather can also help.

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