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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience 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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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Chronic lung disease: COPD is term that includes a collection of lung disease that can affect the airways and/or air sacs of the lung. Common examples include bronchitis an ... Read More
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
COPD...: COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is typically caused by smoking and results in chronic airway obstruction as measured on pulm ... Read More
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
COPD def: COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience Internal Medicine
COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- two forms: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Both can be related to smoking. Treatments vary form inhalers ... Read More
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Lung disease: COPD is short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It consists of chronic bronchitis (coughing up phlegm every day) and/or emphysema (destructio ... Read More
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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
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Four or so diseases: This is a generic term for diseases that are typical long-lasting and make it hard to get air out of your lungs. Emphysema / chronic bronchitis is a c ... Read More
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COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for people with chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. With COPD the airflow to the ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience 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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience 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 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Possibly from: Persistent coughing could get chest muscle pain --see pcp for ck up.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Stern
23 years experience 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. Michael Depietro
34 years experience 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
39 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Shortness of breath: Cough, sputum production, reduced exercise capacity.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 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

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