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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
COPD...: COPD is a disease characterized by the presence of chronic, irreversible airway obstruction as measured by pulmonary function testing. The disease is ... Read More
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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COPD: A disease characterized by airflow obstruction that is not completely reversible as a consequence of tobacco use or exposure to particulate airborne m ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not used for infants: There is a bpd, bronchopulmonary dysplasia that occurs in infants but i HAV never heard of the term COPD used in infants.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
18 years experience Pharmacy
Depends: COPD is a progressive condition. From first diagnosis the time can be considerable. Today's drugs(not all cases need them), pulmonary rehab, exercise ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
COPD: COPD is an umbrella diagnosis and under that umbrella is emphysema, chronic obstructive bronchitis, and some will have an asthmatic component. Associa ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
COPD...: COPD is a slowly progressive lung disease usually caused by smoking. Quitting smoking is essential to slowing the disease progression. Treatment usual ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Not sure...: I'm not sure I understand your question. COPD is not typically a disease diagnosed in infancy! There is a form of COPD, Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
COPD : COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is usually related to lifelong smoking-related lung damage, but can in rarer cases be caused ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Treatment...: Treatment of COPD usually consists of bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as supplemental oxygen, if the oxygen level in the blood is low. Smo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
COPD...: COPD is a slowly progressive and incurable disease. But, with treatment, symptoms can be controlled. To allow the disease to progress at the slowest r ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, : Yes, you can think of emphysema as essentially the same as copd. Technically, emphysema refers to the anatomical destruction of lung tissue, i.e. A ... Read More

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