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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

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If a person with Emphysema under went the lung reduction surgery has anyone tried to follow it with a short treatment with growth hormones 3 to 6 months would it possibly add anything to the Lung`s as you see I`m not a Dr. just a man still thinking any help would be very thankful for


That is an interesting idea.  However, since growth hormones do not have any effect on the lungs, they would be unlikely to help after lung volume reduction surgery.

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Mahasti   Rittinger, RRT Mahasti Rittinger, RRT
Clinical Program Manager of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University