Recently, doctors implanted tiny coils into patients lungs to shrink them and restore elasticity, and studies in Europe showed the experimental procedure improved lung function by 18 percent.
A lung flute is another new therapy for COPD. When patients blow, sound waves travel down the airways and mobilize mucus. Studies show using it twice a day, improves lung congestion.
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