Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM): Treatments
LAM, or lymphangioleiomyomatosis, is a rare lung disease that mostly affects women of childbearing age. In LAM, abnormal, muscle-like cells begin to grow out of control in certain organs or tissues, especially the lungs, lymph nodes, and kidneys.
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Treatments for Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
The main treatments are:
Medicines That Help You Breathe Better
If you’re having trouble breathing, your doctor may prescribe bronchodilators. These medicines relax the muscles around the airways. This helps the airways open up, making it easier for you to breathe.
Lung function tests can sometimes show whether these medicines are likely to help you.
Medicines That Prevent Bone Loss
Women who have LAM are at risk for a bone-weakening condition called osteoporosis… Read more about Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM): Treatments