According to Dr. Gary T. Johnson, M.D., M.P.H., the treatment chart is used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Dr. Johnson believes that it is a good idea to keep in mind that patients with chronic obstructions will experience higher blood pressure, which can worsen symptoms of COPD.
“I think that the prognosis for most patients with COPD is going to be better if you keep their medication in a stable range,” Dr. Jovanovic said.
“It’s also important to note that people with COPE will have higher blood pressures and they should be monitored to make sure that they’re getting adequate oxygen and nutrients.”
He continued, “The prognosis is better for those who have COPE but are able to tolerate the medication and have normal blood pressure.
I would encourage people to go ahead and use it.”
Read more about the treatment for chronic obstructives.
Sources: National Review, National Journal, The New York Times