Is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Curable?
Sorry, would you like to ask whether stretched lungs can heal? … Is there any treatment for patients with stretch lungs, before the parents, I take TB treatment for 6 months and the doctor says healed
Hello Sofz Robbah, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Lung lung disease, or in the medical world referred to as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease of the lungs that is characterized by a blockage (obstruction) in the par-pulmonary tract, due to the longstanding inflammation process in the channel so the air flow will be obstructed.
Because the process of this disease is quite long, there are several conditions that can be a risk of this disease, such as:
Exposure to cigarettes (both active and passive)
History of asthma
Keep in mind that tuberculosis and COPD are two very different diseases, both cause and treatment and cure. Tuberculosis is a disease that is caused due to an infection in the lungs by TB germs and this disease can be cured by the use of special antibiotic TB medicines during the prescribed period of treatment well followed.
However, COPD is a condition that is not caused by a germ infection, and inflammation that occurs will continue, and can only be controlled by using drugs (to reduce symptoms) without being able to produce a complete cure such as tuberculosis. COPD will continue to last a lifetime and can only be managed to control its symptoms.
Therefore, it is highly recommended to bring your parents to routine control to a lung specialist to control the symptoms and worsening conditions of the lung disease suffered by your parents. Take and use the recommended medicines according to doctor's instructions, do not change or stop treatment without doctor's advice.
I hope this helps.