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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What is prognosis for copd ?
Frequent chest inf and breathlessness occurring . Can this be cured ?
Copd patient aged 71. Triple bypass 4 years ago in inhalers .moderate copd stage . What is prognosis like?
I've been told I have pulmonary fibrosis. Is this copd? What is the prognosis and/or treatment? I had a stroke 7 years ago.
Fair to good: Your numbers show mild impairment of FEV1.0/FVC ratio. Several things you can do: If you smoke, please stop. Make certain you get a flu shot annually and a pneumonia vaccine once. Exercise daily and maintain a healthy weight. If you exercise tolerance decreases or your symptoms increase see your doctor. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The patient should have a fair life-expectancy if he or she is younger than 60 years of age and sees the doctor on regular basis, provided that the patient follows the doctor's recommendation. There are newer treatment for hep c now and with fewer side effects. I also have patients with COPD who have excellent quality of life after they quit smoking and use inhalers as directed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer