COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Although respiratory medications will not cure COPD, they can help control clinical symptoms. Anti-inflammatory agents reduce the inflammation in the breathing passages which allows easier movement of air into our lungs. Bronchodilators are designed to open the airways and reduce spasm within the bronchial tubes. There are fast acting bronchodilators for sudden difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath, and slow-onset bronchodilators for long lasting maintenance of open airways and shortness of breath.