Patient Comments: Emphysema - Treatments

Question:

What treatments have been helpful in treating emphysema? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: phildouglas, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 11

My symptoms of emphysema were shortness of breath, constant dizziness and a pain on left side under my arm pit. I have smoked for 55 years and have had an abdominal aortic aneurysm which was repaired. I went to my physician who sent me for a CT scan which discovered the emphysema. I am scheduled for an appointment with a pulmonologist to determine the extent of the damage.

Comment from: not sure, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 31

The only treatment I have done that was effective for emphysema is albuterol nebulizer and Advair Diskus. I have tried others and they work for a while but not as well as the primary 2. Also oxygen, I am on 4L and 5 if I am active. I think the other things that happen is harder on me then the disease. I have atrial fibrillation, border line diabetes, and high cholesterol. There is treatment for all of that also but the side effects are a mess.

Comment from: eb, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 08

Spiriva and Advair were not much help with emphysema, I dropped the Spiriva and replaced it with Daliresp and noticed a vast improvement.

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