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A 57-year-old male asked:

Mild copd hyperinflated lungs, flat diaphragm 58yr male 40yr former smoker now jogging healthy eating not short of breath normal lifespan possible?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 48 years experience
Probably: The length of time you smoked may lower your life span, but getting into a regular exercise program will help.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Yes, indeed. : Absolutely! people with COPD can live full, productive lives. The best thing you have done for yourself is quit smoking. Would encourage you to stay as active as possible, and don't let COPD dominate your life. Best of luck!

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Last updated Aug 27, 2021

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