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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. Dennis Giannini
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Body Aches (Definition)

Muscle pain is most frequently related to tension, overuse, or muscle injury from exercise or physically-demanding work. In these situations, the pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after the activity. It is usually obvious which activity is causing the pain. Muscle pain also can be a sign of conditions affecting your whole body, like some infections (including the flu) and disorders that affect connective tissues throughout the ...Read more


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Does a sore throat mean I possibly have copd?

Does a sore throat mean I possibly have copd?

Not usually....: A sore throat is not a typical symptom of copd. However, a sore throat that does not go away readily needs to be evaluated by a doctor, especially if you are a smoker, because some sore throats may be a sign of cancer, which smokers are also at risk to get. So, if you have a persistent sore throat, see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I ve bronciectasis, and regularly suffer with sore throats, is there a link or is sore throat caused by bronciectasis? Also, am i a COPD patient now

I ve  bronciectasis, and regularly suffer with sore throats, is there a link or is sore throat caused by bronciectasis? Also,  am i a COPD patient now

See a pulmonologist: Your sore throat may be of many possible causes. You may be having acid reflux, may have infection extending from the tracheobronchial tree, or one of multiple other causes. Go and get this diagnosed and treated appropriately, and hope you do not smoke. ...Read more

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Bottom left lung feels like its not getting air. Sort of in the left corner. whole lung feels tight, feel kinda sore. Had an xray a month ago when it started came back clear. Could this be COPD or athsma or something. I a smoker with a family and medical

Bottom left lung feels like its not getting air. Sort of in the left corner. whole lung feels tight, feel kinda sore. Had an xray a month ago when it started came back clear. Could this be COPD or athsma or something. I a smoker with a family and medical

PFT...: The best way to see how the lungs are functioning is to get pulmonary function testing. This will diagnose airway obstruction and determine if the obstruction, if present, is reversible (ex. asthma) or irreversible (ex. COPD). An x-ray tells you what the lungs look like but not how well they are working. Ask for a PFT! And, quit smoking ASAP to decrease airway inflammation! ...Read more

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Fever bet 101 & 103 for 2 day cough very bad stomach hurtsfrom coughing pain / sore back lung area. Coughing makes pain worse. I Have COPD n asthma.

Fever bet 101 & 103 for 2 day cough very bad stomach hurtsfrom coughing pain / sore back lung area. Coughing makes pain worse. I Have COPD n asthma.

You definitely need: to be examined by your doctor. This may be a virus, even the flu, but you should be checked for pneumonia/bronchitis. Since you have COPD and asthma, it is even more important that you get examined so that you can be treated properly. ...Read more

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Sore sternum/ribs, hard to tk full/deep breath off and on since sept-worsening, fam history of asthma/copd, no cough, nonsmoker, is it a heart problem?

Sore sternum/ribs, hard to tk full/deep breath off and on since sept-worsening, fam history of asthma/copd, no cough, nonsmoker, is it a heart problem?

Chest wall pain: A common cause of chest pain in the young population it's costochondritis, a chest wall pain involving muscle and joints at the chest wall. Symptoms worse while taking a deep breath and with pushing certain involve areas of the chest. Idk if you have risk factors for heart disease but that's also a possibility. A good history and physical will be great. ...Read more

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Is it possible to 16 years old have copd. i smoke e cigaret 7 months maybe 20-40 puffs a day. ihave asthma and allergy . i have sore throat i hav quit?

Is it possible to 16 years old have copd. i smoke e cigaret 7 months maybe 20-40 puffs a day. ihave asthma and allergy . i have sore throat i hav quit?

Quitting is wise.: Yes, even a 16-year-old rarely can have COPD. One possible cause is alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, which also causes liver problems. However, your allergies and asthma seem to be enough to explain your COPD-like symptoms. Quitting tobacco (even e-cigarettes) is wise. Do not smoke or use vape. See a doctor for your allergies and asthma. There are good treatments available for allergies and asthma. ...Read more

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Hello. I'm a 32 year old female. I have COPD so I usually have some chest pain at times and difficulty breathing... Currently I'm have a continuous ache in my arm and I've been extremely tired. Should I be concerned about a heart attack?

Hello. I'm a 32 year old female. I have COPD so I usually have some chest pain at times and difficulty breathing... Currently I'm have a continuous ache in my arm and I've been extremely tired. Should I be concerned about a heart attack?

Must call the doctor: A person with left shoulder or left arm pain without a good reason or explanation should go to her doctor or the E.R. to be checked for a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see if it becomes a bad heart attack. It could turn out to be a lung problem, a bone or muscle problem, or an acid reflux problem, but the heart attack can kill people. As the saying goes, 'better safe than sorry.' ...Read more

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


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