There are many types of chronic lung disease, such as:
Chronic lung disease can cause these symptoms:
Respirologists are expert lung doctors who help patients with lung disease. Palliative care works with the respirologist as the person is getting treatment, even in the hospital. When breathing problems from lung disease become severe, medication called opioids (e.g., morphine) are used. Additional medications are used to manage anxiety. Having goals for care and understanding how symptoms are managed can help people and families to feel less stress.
Palliative and end-of-life care can help to:
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