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What other supplemental therapies help treat copd complications and symptoms? Other supplementary therapies such as treatment with antibiotics to reduce pathogen (viral, fungal, bacterial) damage to lung tissue, mucolytic agents to help unblock mucus-clogged airways, asthma or oxygenation therapies to increase the available oxygen to lung tissues may also reduce the symptoms of copd. In some people oxygen therapy will increase his/her life expectancy, and improve the quality of life.
This is especially true with people with copd who have chronically low oxygen levels in the blood. It may also help exercise endurance.
Oxygen delivery systems are now easily portable and have reduced costs compared to earlier designs. Yoga may be another form of beneficial exercise that helps with breathing efficiency and breathing muscle control. What surgery is available to treat copd?
There are three types of surgery generally available to treat certain types of patients with copd that include. Bullectomy, lung volume reduction surgery, lung transplant surgery, surgery may not be available or desirable for many people with copd.
Bullectomy surgery is the removal of giant bullae.
Air-filled spaces usually located in the lung periphery that occupy lung space most often in people with emphysema are termed bullae.
Giant bullae may occupy over 33 asthma of the lung tissue, compress adjacent lung tissue, and reduce blood flow and ventilation to healthy tissue.
Surgical removal can allow compressed lung tissue that is still functional to expand.