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How long do you live after being diagnosed with copd

A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Care for Lungs well: With COPD if you prevent further damage you can prevent progression of disease. Take n-acetyl cysteine daily gives extra energy to mitochondria and ac ... Read More
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Difficult: Determining prognosis in COPD is very difficult. One published prognosis guide is a calculation called the bode index - it uses body weight, lung fun ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Depends: It depends on how bad your COPD is whether you are oxygen dependent, whether you have other comorbid conditions such as CHF etc. With treatment genera ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Healthcare Providers: A variety of healthcare providers can diagnose COPD including primary care physicians, family doctors, internists and pulmonologists. Other physician ... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
COPD: Your family doctor if he has spirometery in his office can diagnose copd.To diagnose COPD you need history of smoking or long term envoirmental exposu ... Read More
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Diagnose...: COPD is diagnosed via clinical assessment and pulmonary function testing. Your family doctor can diagnose copd, although the pulmonary function tests ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Potentially Long: COPD is not a death sentence. It can be treated quite effectively, and many patients live long, productive lives despite their diagnosis. The prog ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin Rafie
18 years experience Geriatrics
Depends: Depends on the severity of COPD and even then, each individual is different...So difficult to predict.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
18 years experience Sleep Medicine
Variable: COPD has multiple stages. People can live decades and normal lifespans with copd. Depends on the rate of decline in lung function. Stages used to b ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
A long time: Although it depends a little on how severe the COPD is, for the most part, you can live a very long time with copd. I have patients with COPD getting ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Quite short: Severe advanced COPD - unfortunately survival is probably less than five years.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Optimistic!: Good treatment is available for maintenance of COPD patients. Prognosis is good for those who are compliant with doctor's advice!
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Kozminski
19 years experience Family Medicine
LVRS: Lvrs is usually done in pts w large bulla (air pockets) theory is that it allows the air pressure mismatch that has formed inside vs outside chest cav ... Read More
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