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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Lung disease.: COPD = chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This has many causes but primarily is associated with long term smoking. Two types are chronic bronchi ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience in General Practice
COPD def: COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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Lung disease : Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary (or Respiratory) Disease, shortened to COPD or CORD. Basically this is an illness which makes breathing difficult and is ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Smoking: The vast majority of cases of COPD are caused by smoking. In some cases, long standing asthma an turn into copd.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Inhalers: First, smokers should quit smoking. A number of inhalers are used. There are controlling medications to be taken daily and rescue inhalers to be taken ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience in Geriatrics
Possibly from: Persistent coughing could get chest muscle pain --see pcp for ck up.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Several things: COPD is treated with the following measures: 1) quite smoking. This is a must and will help preserve lung function. 2) inhaled medicines. The exact on ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Stern
23 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
COPD treatments: While the underlying damage caused by cigarettes cannot be reversed, COPD symptoms can be greatly improved with current treatments.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience in Pulmonology
Healthcare Providers: A variety of healthcare providers can diagnose COPD including primary care physicians, family doctors, internists and pulmonologists. Other physician ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
39 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Shortness of breath: Cough, sputum production, reduced exercise capacity.
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