I am a 35 year old, that has been newly diagnosed with Emphysema - I did a basic spiro test and get a FEV1 reading off 60%, which the doctor told me was stage 2 moderate.
He prescribed me a Braltus inhaler and told me to take if every 24 hours. He didn't say nothing else.
I currently dont really feel breathless, I walk 12000 steps a day and do a good 10 minutes running on the treadmill daily.
My question is, do I need to keep taking this inhaler even though I dont really have symptoms yet? What is the benefits of Braltus, does it help prolong the disease as well as just open up the airways?