Arcangelo et al 2017 Conclusion Although COPD is an irreversible disease

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calcium and vitamin D daily. (Arcangelo et al. 2017). Conclusion Although COPD is an irreversible disease process, it is treatable. Smoking cessation is the most importance step in the treatment and progression of this disease process. The availability of multiple drug therapy assists in reducing symptoms, improving quality of life, and preventing exacerbation. However, when these medications are administered to elderly patients, precautions should be taken to prevent the occurrences of adverse side effects. Reference Afonso, A. S. M., Verhamme, K. M. C., Sturkenboom, M. C. J. M., & Brusselle, G. G. O. (2011). COPD in the general population: Prevalence, incidence and survival. Respiratory Medicine, 105(12), 1872-84. doi: Arcangelo, V. P., Peterson, A. M., Wilbur, V., & Reinhold, J. A. (Eds.). (2017). Pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice: A practical approach (4th ed.). Ambler, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Roland, J. (2016). What Is the Pathophysiology of COPD? Retrieved form
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