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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Treatment

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Treatment

The types of COPD treatment offered at the Atlantic Health System Pulmonary Center are based on the severity of the disease and other issues specific to each individual.

Standard recommendations for all COPD patients include:

  • Stop smoking immediately and avoid secondary exposure to others who smoke.
  • Stay away from noxious gases, fumes or poor air quality when possible.
  • Avoid contact with anyone with a respiratory tract infection, and treat the onset of any respiratory infection early and aggressively.
  • Get annual flu shots, a pneumonia vaccine every five to seven years and regular physical examinations.
  • Exercise regularly, unless your doctor advises otherwise.
  • Maintain an appropriate diet, avoiding both obesity and malnutrition.

Common COPD treatments:

  • Medications
  • Supplemental oxygen
  • Eight to 10 week structured pulmonary rehabilitation program; offers structured education, support and physical therapy for people with COPD and some other lung disorders
  • Smoking cessation program

In very severe cases, volume reduction procedures of the over-inflated areas of the lungs may be beneficial, and in the most severe cases, lung transplantation may be an option.

Treatment services for COPD are available at Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center and Newton Medical Center.

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Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center
99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center
175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center
97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center
651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

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Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

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