Monthly Archives: August 2012

Medicines Used to Treat COPD

Medicines Used to Treat COPD   The most common medications for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are bronchodilators and steroids. Bronchodilators are medications that relax the muscles that wrap around your breathing tubes, allowing the tubes to become larger and easier to breathe through. The types of bronchodilators used are: Beta2- agonists- inhaled fast Read More…

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease   Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a serious but treatable disease that makes it difficult to empty air out of the lungs. This can lead to shortness of breath or a feeling of being tired because you are working harder to breathe. COPD is a term that is used to Read More…

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Hot Topic-Bronchial Thermoplasty

Hot Topic-Bronchial Thermoplasty   Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) is a minimally invasive bronchoscopic procedure performed in three outpatient procedure visits, each treating a different area of the lungs and scheduled approximately three weeks apart. After all three procedures are performed, the bronchial thermoplasty treatment is complete. Tri-State Pulmonary Associates is proud to announce, Dr. Christopher Schmitt Read More…

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