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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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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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Does COPD cause clubbing?

Does COPD cause clubbing?

Not necessarily : Clubbing is associated to many conditions and not only to copd. Chronic hypoxemia, hyerostosis caused by hyperparathyroidism, cardiac congenital disorders and other conditions may cause it. ...Read more

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Does copd cause Nail clubbing?

Does copd cause Nail clubbing?

From low O2: Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, or clubbing of the nails, occurs because of long-term deprivation of oxygen in the small arteries of the (small) bones. Certainly that can happen from COPD, especially if u have the chronic bronchitis type of COPD. Oftentimes its associated w/ smoking, so if u smoke, QUIT! The changes won't get worse if u do. (They won't get better, unfortunately: bone changes r perm ...Read more

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38 male.Smoker 17 years. Quit one year ago. Fvc85% fev1-82% fev1/fvc-100% fef25-75-63% . Dyspnea sometimes+clubbing of nail.Copd?Mom has ipf

Pulmonary disease: It's worth seeing a pulmonary doc with the family history. You have some abnormalities in your pfts. They aren't too bad however. That you stopped smoking is certainly a good idea. ...Read more

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What causes copd?

What causes copd?

Smoking: The vast majority of cases of COPD are caused by smoking. In some cases, long standing asthma an turn into copd. ...Read more

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Can COPD cause pain?

Can COPD cause pain?

Possibly from: Persistent coughing could get chest muscle pain --see pcp for ck up. ...Read more

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Can a workplace or heavy fumes cause copd?

Can a workplace or heavy fumes cause copd?

Yes: Yes occupational exposure to certain chemicals can damage the airways and result in either emphysematous changes or chronic bronchial inflammation. ...Read more

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Don't you think COPD numbers should change ? One dr. Says I have COPD and another says i don't cause nnumbers aren't there.I had to quit work.

Don't you think COPD numbers should change ? One dr. Says I have COPD and another says i don't cause nnumbers aren't there.I had to quit work.

Proof is in numbers: COPD is diagnosed by a fixed obstructive ratio fev1/fvc of < .70. Above that no COPD and below it is copd. Severity of obstruction is assessed by your fev1 in comparison to other men of same age, height, weight, and ethnicity. Most with COPD with fev1< 50% may have disability. Without knowing your pfts, it would be hard to answer your question more specifically. ...Read more

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Is smoking the only cause of copd?

Is smoking the only cause of copd?

No: There are many causes. Use of biofuels is a major cause of COPD in less developed countries. There is certainly data showing a relationship with COPD and air pollution. ...Read more

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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


Dr. James Gagne
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Enlarged Finger Tips (Definition)

Clubbing is a condition where the nails and tips of the fingers become rounded and somewhat enlarged (so that they look like clubs). The reason this occurs is unknown, but it is associated with breathing problems or lung diseases. ...Read more