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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
47 years experience Emergency Medicine
Covid-19: The best thing to do is stay at home except for getting food and meds, maintain social distancing and wear a mask when outside.If you do that, it mark ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Try to be calm: Having COPD that is poorly controlled is a risk factor for increased disease severity but it is not a death sentence. Wash hands (or use sanitizer) ... Read More

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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Well : You have posted on our free, public, informational forum, where doctors do not see patient charts nor give medical advice. Try a private Video call w ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends...: COPD is a slowly progressive disease. The rate of progression for an individual patient depends on a lot of factors including whether or not the perso ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes...: Pulmonary function testing is typically used to measure the presence and severity of the chronic airway obstruction. The severity of obstruction can c ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
A Long Time...: COPD is not a death sentence. Of course, it depends on how severe the COPD is, but patients with COPD can live long, active, and functional lives. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Warlick
25 years experience Hospital-based practice
Narrowed Plumming: Through means we do not completely understand, people with COPD have narrowing of the tubes that deliver air to sacs in the lung where oxygen is absor ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
36 years experience Pulmonology
COPD: COPD stands for for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The term obstructive refers to the impaired ability to exhale due to damaged lung and/or a ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
More info needed: If someone is on the ventilator, the time it takes to get them off of it is highly variable and individual. The reason they ended on the ventilator is ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Many reasons...: If you are having low oxygen levels at times, you may be having fatigue. Also, you may have undiagnosed sleep apnea. This is a condition that causes l ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Khandelwal
17 years experience Geriatrics
Yes!: High rates of flu this year, try avoid anything that can trigger your copd, including this virus.
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