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Based on your answers, the one you care for may be trying to manage COPD with 1 or more inhalers, and may still be continuing to experience COPD symptoms. Here’s the good news: Today there are daily COPD treatment options that may help them better manage their symptoms, reduce their flare-up risk, and may even fit into their daily routine.
Know about triple therapy
If managing COPD has become a daily challenge for the person you care for, you may want to encourage them to ask their doctor about triple therapy. It includes 3 types of COPD maintenance medicines that work together to help:
- Open airways
- Keep airways open all day
- Reduce inflammation
Triple therapy can help improve lung function and is even proven to reduce COPD flare-ups. Results may vary.
There are many types of daily maintenance treatments including inhalers, nebulizer solutions, and oral medications, and it’s a good idea to ask about all options. With the right treatment plan, it’s possible to breathe better throughout the day and even reduce the risk of COPD flare-ups.
Ask about treatment options
Encouraging the one you care for to speak openly with their doctor can help their doctor create a treatment plan that can help them control their symptoms and better manage their medication routine, so they can stay as healthy and active as possible.
Questions you may want to ask their doctor are:
- How can they better manage their symptoms and still go about their daily activities?
- Is there a daily maintenance treatment that can help them?
- Could triple therapy be right for the person I care for?