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What symptoms do people with COPD usually have?

What symptoms do people with COPD usually have?

Shortness of breath: Typically, patients with COPD have shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. Fatigue, decreased energy, and decreased ability to do normal activities are also quite common. Sometimes, patients can get dizziness related to the shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, definitely see a doctor. ...Read more

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, otherwise known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus for most days three months out of the year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. COPD is commonly associated with smoking. ...Read more


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I have been subjected to toxic mold. I have COPD that was exasperated by it was in hospital for 8days but my lungs aren't any better. They are gettin?

I have been subjected to toxic mold.  I have COPD that was exasperated by it was in hospital for 8days but my lungs aren't any better. They are gettin?

Things do get worse: Every time you experience an exacerbation, regardless of the cause, your lungs experience a reduction of functions, even after treated. Unfortunately age/time is also unstoppable and all of us deteriorate with time, some faster than other. Make sure you don't have further exposure to such mold. Consult doc/pulmonologist for further evaluation/treatment--there're new treatments available. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a newly COPD diagnosis to cause a person to yawn a lot?

May have OSA: In addition to copd, you should talk to your doctor about being tested for obstructive sleep apnea. This can cause prolonged episodes of not breathing while you are asleep and increased snoring. The result of this is that you do not sleep well and can cause daytime drowsiness which would cause you to yawn. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is asthma consider a disability to a person who's got copd?

Can you tell me is asthma consider a disability to a person who's got copd?

No: Asthma is a reversible airway obstructive process usually related to environmental intolerance. It responds well to therapy. COPD is usually related to smoking and causes the same symptoms of asthma , but response to thearpy is not as robust. ...Read more

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Can i give cpr to another person sence I have COPD & ashma is there. A danger of me having an ashmma attack?

Can i give cpr to another person sence I have COPD & ashma is there. A danger of me having an ashmma attack?

Get training...: One way to determine if you would tolerate giving CPR is to take a CPR training class, where you will be taught to perform CPR on a mannequin. This might give you an idea of your ability to perform cpr. Actually performing it on a person is more stressful but with proper training, it can be life-saving. ...Read more

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Can a person have COPD and hold his/her breath for 2 minutes?

Depends: It will depend on the stage of copd. In early stages (chronic bronchitis, it may be possible. Later stages of course will reduce lung function accordingly. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with last stag COPD and langerhands cell histiocytosis ?

How long can a person live with last stag COPD and langerhands cell histiocytosis ?

Depends: COPD is progressive, histiocytosis is more indolent. Pulm rehab and bronchodilator rx can prolong life, but consideration for lung transplant should be under consideration for progressive disease. The life span of advanced COPD with hystiocytosis is around 5-6 yr. ...Read more

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Could you give me some exercises for a person with COPD and limited mobility can do?

Could you give me some exercises for a person with COPD and limited mobility can do?

Pulmonary Rehab: There are several exercises available to patients with COPD and limited mobility. I recommend participating in a pulmonary rehab program if possible. They will set up an exercise routine specifically suited for you. A stationary bicycle is often used with pulmonary rehab. You can also do weight training. ...Read more

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Please give me some exercises that a person with COPD and limited mobility could do?

WALKING: Participating in a pulmonary rehab program which stresses low level aerobics, diet and a primer on the effects of COPD on ones life. Away from rehab, slow walking daily for 30 minutes and low level weight training. ...Read more

Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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