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COPD Treatment

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Quiz: Do You Understand COPD Treatment?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

The main treatment for COPD is antibiotics.

Explanation:
The main treatment for COPD is a bronchodilator (inhaled medication).
2

Some patients with COPD may benefit from oxygen therapy as a treatment.

Explanation:
Other COPD treatments include oral steroids, phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitors, antibiotics for respiratory infections and oxygen therapy.
3

Patients with severe emphysema may be candidates for surgery.

Explanation:
Patients with some forms of severe emphysema who aren't helped by medications alone may be candidates for surgery, including a bullectomy or lung transplant.
4

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is not related to smoking.

Explanation:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is commonly caused by smoking, so quitting smoking is the best way to reduce and prevent COPD symptoms.
5

The right diet may reduce your COPD symptoms.

Explanation:
A healthy diet can ensure you get the proper nutrients and reduce symptoms. You could work with a nutritionist or dietitian to create a meal plan for COPD management that includes the right levels of fiber, protein, phosphorus, magnesium and other nutrients.