Our expert says:
COPD is a potentially very serious disease, as you have already discovered. Unfortunately, having had the diagnosis already made means that there has been a significant amount of damage to the lung tissue, which will not repair 'itself' and there are no drugs available to repair the damaged tissue.
All of your efforts should now be directed at maintaining the functional lung tissue that you have left. This, unquestionably, means giving up smoking. There are various 'stop smoking' courses that have varying success rates. Some patients find hypnosis very helpful.
Aerobic exercise, under strict supervision by a biokineticist, to help inmprove your lung capacity would also be beneficial.
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