Deep breathing while doing yoga

The treatment options for breathing difficulties are as varied as the conditions themselves. Some will be helped with some simple exercises with a Registered Respiratory Therapist to help 'teach' the lungs to breathe more efficiently. Others, like asthma are often best treated with medications and inhalers. Some conditions like allergies are temporary or seasonal and some, like COPD, will require lifelong care. And some conditions will require more invasive procedures, including surgery, to offer significant or long term relief.

If you have been diagnosed with COPD, you can live a longer, healthier life and stay out of the hospital by taking your medications as prescribed by your medical provider, having regular check-ins with your provider and practicing self-care. Get tips and tools in free monthly emails that will help you live healthy with COPD.

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Depending on your diagnosis, treatment may include:

  • Oral or inhaled medication including bronchodilators and corticosteroids
  • Lifestyle modifications including diet and exercise
  • Bronchoscopic interventions
  • Supplemental oxygen therapy
  • Surgery

The lung health professionals at UM Capital have the expertise to prescribe the treatment plan that is most appropriate for your condition.