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How many years does it take for COPD to develop

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Prior to travel,: I would suggest a chest radiograph to document complete resolution of the pneumothorax seven days prior to travel . The VATS procedure does lower your ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
There : There is always help if you are ready to receive it, internalize it, and act on it. Due to your multiple problems you will need a multi-disciplinary a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Very unlikely: It is very unlikely that you have COPD at that age. There is a rare disease called alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency that can cause COPD at an early age ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Highly unlikely: Unless your lungs are very sensitive to the harmful effects of cigarette smoke, it is quite unlikely to develop COPD after 2 years of smoking. Tha ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
The : The cold air can do a few things that can result in you becoming "sick". The cold air can lower your immune system thus making you more susceptible to ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
See your doc/ tests: Can't tell without a good exam and maybe some pulmonary function tests. The good news is - if you quit now, in 10 years your lungs are generally consi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
COPD: COPD while commonly associated with smoking can develop for several other reasons mostly due to genetic conditions, long term exposure to other lung d ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Need diagnosis...: In order to determine if you have COPD, you would need to have pulmonary function tests done. If it shows chronic obstruction, then you most likely ha ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
I am concerned: I am concerned about a malignancy (cancer). You need to have this biopsied.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Galina Nikolskaya
10 years experience Neurology
No: Lorazepam anxiety treatment dose can be all the way up to a 9 mg daily so at 3 mg daily you are on the lower end of the spectrum and it is very unlike ... Read More
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