COPD Treatment Options

COPD Treatment Options

Because everyone is different and every condition is different, it can be difficult to find the best COPD treatment options for you. From traditional treatment options to alternative treatment options, there is a variety of choices available. Learning more about your COPD treatment options will help you make an informed decision regarding your healthcare and treatment plan.

What are traditional COPD treatment options?

Traditional COPD treatment options include a variety of medications, steroids, inhalers, oxygen therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, and in severe cases, lung reduction or lung transplant. While these options can extend your lifespan, they can only treat the symptoms of COPD. These medications work to manage symptoms instead of treat the condition itself.

Lung therapies, such as pulmonary rehabilitation and oxygen therapy, are available to help patients, too. Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program that combines exercise, education and support to help people learn to breathe and function at the highest level possible. Oxygen therapy helps people with COPD who need help receiving sufficient oxygen.

What are alternative COPD treatment options?

Alternative COPD treatment options can include lifestyle modifications, herbal supplements, acupuncture, chiropractic care and cellular therapy. Eating a balanced, healthy diet and getting enough exercise are both important parts of a healthy lifestyle. While certain foods and drinks can worsen COPD symptoms, there are many foods that can help you feel better and breathe easier. For some people, acupuncture and chiropractic care have proven beneficial to them. Some studies have shown that both acupuncture and chiropractic care are options in the management of COPD.

COPD Treatment Options

The Lung Institute also offers an alternative COPD treatment through cellular therapy. Highly trained Lung Institute medical professionals extract the patient’s cells from blood. Then, they separate the cells and return them to the patient intravenously. Once in circulation, the cells may begin to promote the healing of lung tissue, which can potentially improve lung function.

Where can I learn more about COPD treatment options at the Lung Institute?

With clinics nationwide, the Lung Institute will likely have a clinic near you. We are happy to answer your questions and discuss cellular therapy options with you today. For more information about COPD treatment options at the Lung Institute, feel free to contact us at (800) 729-3065.

* Every patient is given a Patient Satisfaction Survey shortly after treatment. Responses to the 11-question survey are aggregated to determine patient satisfaction with the delivery of treatment.

^ Quality of Life Survey data measured the patient’s self-assessed quality of life and measurable quality of improvement at three months of COPD patients.

All claims made regarding the efficacy of Lung Institute's treatments as they pertain to pulmonary conditions are based solely on anecdotal support collected by Lung Institute. Individual conditions, treatment and outcomes may vary and are not necessarily indicative of future results. Testimonial participation is voluntary. Lung Institute does not pay for or script patient testimonials.

As required by Texas state law, the Lung Institute Dallas Clinic has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from MaGil IRB, now Chesapeake IRB, which is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP), for research protocols and procedures. The Lung Institute has implemented these IRB approved standards at all of its clinics nationwide. Approval indicates that we follow rigorous standards for ethics, quality, and protections for human research.

Each patient is different. Results may vary.