A 56-year-old female asked:
I have copd and early emphysema, i just quit smoking and was wondering will my breathing get better over time ?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pulmonary Critical Care 20 years experience
It won't get worse: Good job! You should be proud as you have accomplished a great step! With the right therapies it will not get worse. When you quit smoking you preserve the lungs that are still viable and working. you need to be on inhalers and measure your oxygen level on exertion.
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Last updated Dec 3, 2015
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