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Doctor insights on: Copd Contraindications For Exercise

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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

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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


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Could my COPD improve with exercise?

Could my COPD improve with exercise?

Yes: Many studies claim that exercise helps people with copd. There is a special type of rehab known as pulmonary rehab that is very helpful. I try to convince all my patients to participate in it. If possible, discuss this with your doctor on your next visit. ...Read more

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Is it important to exercise if you have copd?

Is it important to exercise if you have copd?

Absolutely: Yes exercise may improve longevity in this illness. It drives more blood into the lungs and likely improves oxygenation, increases endurance and is associated with better quality of life. ...Read more

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Which type of exercise would be good for COPD on winter nights?

Walking: Walking indoors is good for anyone, whether they have COPD or not. The best thing with COPD is to always remain active and do the most you can with the lung function you have.

If you get tired, just stop and rest, and then keep going. The less you do, the more out of shape you become, and the harder it is to live with copd.

It's not a death sentence. You can live a great life with copd. ...Read more

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What type of exercise would be good for people who have COPD on cold nights?

What type of exercise would be good for people who have COPD on cold nights?

COPD: Most studies on improved exercise tollerance in pts with COPD have been done on a treadmill...Showing rapid improvement in exercise tollerance, even in oxygen dependent pts. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight if I have COPD and can't exercise?

How do I lose weight if I have COPD and can't exercise?

Try light exercise: Even mild exercise like walking will help you expend some calories and lose weight. That being said, with the inability to perform more intense exercise, your diet becomes more important. ...Read more

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Do doctors refer patients with COPD to the gym for exercise?

COPD and Exercise: Supervised exercise programs can be very helpful for COPD patients. For severe disease, the exercise should be done in a formal pulmonary rehabilitation program. Milder disease may permit the exercise to be done at a gym but only if approved by the doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any relation to COPD and diabetes related to neurapthy which restricts exercise?

Possibly: Maintaining good exercise and endurance is important in copd. If you can't exercise from diabetic neuropathy, that might make it more difficult. ...Read more

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Does brown mucus and shortness of breath always point to copd? Ten year smoker. No exercise. Age 24.

Does brown mucus and shortness of breath always point to copd? Ten year smoker. No exercise. Age 24.

COPD at age 24: Is highly unlikely, but having bronchitis or sinus infections or other problems related to smoking is very likely. Your body is trying to give you a message - it would be a very good thing for you to listen to it. If you are worried, your doctor can do simple office-based test to reassure you that it is not permanent damage to your lungs (yet), but what you really need is to stop smoking;. ...Read more

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If you are on oxygen because you have COPD can you get off oxygen if you exercise and stop smoking?

If you are on oxygen because you have COPD can you get off oxygen if you exercise and stop smoking?

Yes wait 3 months: If you quit smoking your lung capacity may improve and retesting oxygen need after 2 to 3 months is recommended. ...Read more

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If your oxygen level drops too low, could that cause a non epileptic seizure. Also, if you have severe COPD would exercise lower your oxygen level.

If your oxygen level drops too low, could that cause a non epileptic seizure. Also, if you have severe COPD would exercise lower your oxygen level.

Yes and yes: A very low oxygen tension can make people have seizure like activity or unconsciousness depending on the response of the cells of circuitry in your brain. The cells can become irritable and have more discharges. People with COPD are exercised to see if they need o2 as oxygenation can drop with activity depending on the severity of disease. ...Read more

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Hi dr. I had lung diseases COPD so can you suggest lung exercise which improve my disease stage.

Hi dr. I had lung diseases COPD so can you suggest lung exercise which improve my disease stage.

Yes: Above all, absolutely, positively no smoking or be exposed to second hand smoke. Damage on lung parenchyma usually permanent, damage to airway mucosa improves after quiting smoking.
Progression of emphysema and cardiovascular illnesses over the years significantly slows down by quiting smoking. ...Read more

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9wks preg. HiRk due 2 asthma, pulm sten, heart mur, copd. Is there any exercise that's considered safe while being high risk?

9wks preg. HiRk due 2 asthma, pulm sten, heart mur, copd. Is there any exercise that's considered safe while being high risk?

Think differently: Don't know. Check with your cardiologist/ pulmonary about exercises. I propose you to treat the cause of asthma which is usually environmental such as inhalants dust molds pollens and hidden food allergy. This may take enough stress off your lungs and heart and also reduce need for asthma meds. And relieve resp distress. To learn more Please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com ...Read more

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What is copd?

Lung disease.: COPD = chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This has many causes but primarily is associated with long term smoking. Two types are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. There are rarer causes of copd. It is treated by stopping the cause (smoking) and medications to open up the airways (inhalers and such). See your pcp, pulmonologist or other provider of care for this illness if concerned. ...Read more

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What is copd?

Lung disease: COPD is short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It consists of chronic bronchitis (coughing up phlegm every day) and/or emphysema (destruction of lung tissue). Most often it is due to smoking. It makes it difficult to blow all the air out of the lungs, and thus can cause shortness of breath. Other symptoms are cough, wheezing, fatigue. There are great treatments for this condition. ...Read more

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What is copd?

What is copd?

COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This is a condition that is frequently caused by smoking. ...Read more

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What is copd?

What is copd?

Lung disease: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary (or Respiratory) Disease, shortened to COPD or CORD. Basically this is an illness which makes breathing difficult and is almost always caused by smoking, there is no cure but there is symptom relief. There are a variety of treatments. See this link for a full explanation. Https://www. Healthnavigator. Org. Nz/health-a-z/c/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease/ ...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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How is COPD treated?

How is COPD treated?

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 only when needed. For more details, check with your doctor. ...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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How can I treat copd?

How can I treat copd?

Stop smoking...: COPD needs to be treated by a physician as there are meds available like bronchodilators and steroid inhalers to control symptoms. If the oxygen level is low, oxygen therapy may be needed. The best thing you can do for yourself is to quit smoking if you are a smoker. Your doctor can help with this as well. ...Read more

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Can COPD be reversed?

No: One out of four people who have smoked 15 years 1 pack per day will develop copd. Once it is established it will continue to worsen although at different rates depending upon active smoking and genetic predisposition. Rate of decline depends on active smoking and genetics. There is no way to reverse COPD once it is established. ...Read more

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How is COPD diagnosed?

How is COPD diagnosed?

PFT: A pulmonary function test or spirometry is needed to diagnose copd. X-rays alone are not enough. Medical history is also important. ...Read more

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Who can diagnose copd?

Diagnose...: COPD is diagnosed via clinical assessment and pulmonary function testing. Your family doctor can diagnose copd, although the pulmonary function tests are typically interpreted by a lung specialist and this report is sent to your family doctor. Lung specialists can also diagnose this disease. ...Read more

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What're COPD symptoms?

Symptoms...: COPD symptoms include shortness of breath either with activity or at rest, cough either productive of sputum or non-productive. Symptoms can also include weight loss and malaise. Symptoms typically occur after a significant smoking history. See your doctor for testing if you think you may have this incurable disease. ...Read more

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How can I help my copd?

See a pulmonologist: Don't smoke. Use inhalers to help with symptoms. Get vaccinated for influenza each year. See a pulmonologist if moderate or severe symptoms. ...Read more

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Does copd ever go away?

COPD IS CHRONIC: COPD does not resolve. It can and does decompensate with acute bronchitis, bronchospasm, heavy mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, and pneumonia, and these resolve with proper treatments. But the chronic emphysema changes and the chronic bronchial changes do not disappear. Some aspects can improve, but scarring and narrowing of bronchi and bullae do not improve. ...Read more

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Can you have COPD at 33?

Can you have COPD at 33?

Yes but...: Yes but see your pulmonolgist for further testing. You may have asthma that is worsened by smoking. If you truly have COPD then further testing to look for potential alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency would be important. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Also known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. ...Read more