Improving quality of life – with the right COPD therapy


It is scientifically proven: smoking is the main cause for developing COPD. About 90% of those affected are or have been smokers. This is why giving up smoking is the first and most important step for all COPD patients.

The treatment goals for COPD

The further COPD therapy depends on the severity of the disease. The therapy has various objectives. First and foremost is to control the symptoms, avoid complications, reduce the frequency of attacks and slow down the progression of the disease. Improving lung function and physical performance to improve quality of life are also very important. We categorise therapies either as drug or as non-drug therapies.

COPD treatment with medication

  • Substances that expand the bronchial tubes

There are effective inhaled medications available to expand the bronchial tubes that are in the form of sprays, powders or inhalation solutions, for example, for use with PARI nebulisers.

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  • Anti-inflammatories and antibiotics

If there is severe inflammation, medications containing cortisone (corticoids) may be used; antibiotics are used for bacterial infections.

  • Expectorant medication 

Expectorants are often used for acute infections where there is increased mucus production.

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COPD treatment without medication

  • Respiratory physiotherapy

Respiratory physiotherapy is an important complement to drug therapy. Targeted exercises strengthen the respiratory muscles and help to loosen the sputum. A “coachman” sitting position and pursed-lip breathing can also help.

  • Giving up smoking and patient training

As a COPD patient, you should be well-informed about your disease. Patient courses help you give up smoking and avoid the risk factors. They also show patients positions that make it easier to breathe and the correct inhalation techniques.

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  • Vaccination

Vaccinating against flu viruses and pneumococci can significantly reduce the number of acute attacks of COPD.

  • Diet

Being overweight or underweight can affect the symptoms and progression of COPD. Eat a healthy diet to reach your ideal weight.

  • Long-term oxygen therapy

Severe COPD may demand the use of long-term oxygen therapy.

  • Sport therapy, endurance training, lung sport

Individual training programs can improve your physical performance. They strengthen the respiratory muscles and the cardiovascular system.

  • Pneumological rehabilitation

Targeted rehabilitation can help with shortness of breath or a deterioration in performance.

PARI BOY Pro

PARI BOY® Pro

Flexible and has a variable spectrum of droplet sizes for treating severe chronic respiratory conditions

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How to use a nebuliser

Using a nebuliser is easy: Position yourself upright in front of the inhalation device, but make sure you are still comfortable and relaxed. Now switch on the device and take calm breaths.

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PARI BOY Junior

PARI BOY® Junior

The PARI BOY Junior – Has a variable droplet spectrum, designed for treating babies and toddlers.

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