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Dr. Rajesh Rethnam
Pulmonary Critical Care 23 years experience
No: Chemo will not make COPD worse. But some chemo drugs can cause fibrosis of the lungs and will make breathing difficult and even place you on a breathi... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 18 years experience
BODE index: A combination of multiple factors predict survival in patients with copd. One such grading system is called bode index. This takes into account body m... Read More
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Variable: It all depends on the severity of the copd. Prognosis becomes worse with the severity. Once the lung capacity is lower than 40% the median life expect... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
PURSED LIPBREATHING: Regular exercise pursed lip breathing will help COPD patient.
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Pulmonary rehab: If it is available many communities offer a program called pulmonary rehab. This is a graded exercise program suprevised by trained respiratory and p... Read More
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Pulmonary rehab...: Patients with COPD can be taught breathing exercises as well as exercise under medical supervision in pulmonary rehab. Your doctor can recommend a pul... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin Rafie
Geriatrics 18 years experience
Depends: Depends on the severity of COPD and even then, each individual is different...So difficult to predict.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Quite short: Severe advanced COPD - unfortunately survival is probably less than five years.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Optimistic!: Good treatment is available for maintenance of COPD patients. Prognosis is good for those who are compliant with doctor's advice!
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Yes: The key is stopping smoking as early as possible, even before COPD develops.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Stern
Pulmonary Critical Care 24 years experience
COPD and climate: I am not aware there is any one answer to the best climate for people with copd. Altitude decreases oxygen concentration and can cause shortness of b... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Cortisol levels?: There is a regular daily variation in cortisol levels produced by the body with a usual peak in the early morning hours. Cortisol help suppress inflam... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Really depends...: Peak flow is notoriously inaccurate because it is highly dependent on patient effort. That said, usually, peak flow for patients with COPD and/or ... Read More

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