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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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What can causes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) in infants?

What can causes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) in infants?

Not used for infants: There is a bpd, bronchopulmonary dysplasia that occurs in infants but i HAV never heard of the term COPD used in infants. ...Read more

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Help! I've been having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) in infants?

Help! I've been having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) in infants?

Not sure...: I'm not sure I understand your question. COPD is not typically a disease diagnosed in infancy! There is a form of COPD, Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency, which is caused by an enzyme deficiency and can be diagnosed at an earlier age. But, this is usually not diagnosed in infancy but rather in early adulthood. Please ask the question again if I am misunderstanding it! ...Read more

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Is it safe for someone with COPD to be pregnant and to have the baby?

Is it safe for someone with COPD to be pregnant and to have the baby?

Depends.....: It depends on the person's oxygen level more than anything else. If a person with COPD has a low oxygen level, then the baby will also have a low oxygen level and this is very dangerous to the developing fetus. See your doctor before getting pregnant so your individual risk can be assessed. Smoking cessation should be a goal and your doc can help with this as well, if still smoking. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have COPD and i'm pregnant is it safe to carry this baby foul term?

Emphysema and Baby: I think the only one's that can answer that question are those providing care for you; those who know your pulmonary function results and how much lung capacity you have. All of us here would wish you the very best but none would inject speculation into your situation. ...Read more

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Just found out i'm pregnant , I have COPD is it safe for me and baby to carry full term?

Just found out i'm pregnant , I have COPD is it safe for me and baby to carry full term?

Hypoxic??.....: The most important issue is to be sure your oxygen level is adequate. Low oxygen levels would place both you and your baby at risk for complications including life-threatening complications. You should also be tested for alpha-1-anti trypsin deficiency, a form of COPD in younger patients. Smoking cessation is also necessary if you are smoking currently. ...Read more

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Just had a pft and was told that I have small airway disease showing obstructions in my small airways. What does that mean? I.E. Asthma or COPD or something else? Born at 27.5 weeks and on vent as baby.

Just had a pft and was told that I have small airway disease showing obstructions in my small airways. What does that mean? I.E. Asthma or COPD or something else? Born at 27.5 weeks and on vent as baby.

Asthma: The most typical reason for "small airway" disease in someone young is asthma or viral infection. Prematures can also have chronic lung disease and it is possible for those changes to be permanent. If you have asthma (and probably even if you have chronic lung disease from being premature) you can improve your lung function with appropriate therapy. Pulmonary anti-inflammatory therapies are key. ...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?

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


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