Is there a cure for breathing disorders?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Whether or not there is a cure for a breathing disorder varies depending on the cause. Asthma, an airway disorder, cannot be cured. You can treat it using medicines and changes in your lifestyle. Damage to the lung caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease  is irreparable, so it cannot be cured. Lung cancer can be cured if it is found early enough, but in many cases, treatment simply stops the spread.

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