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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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What to do if my hubby with CHF & COPD prognosis?

What to do if my hubby with CHF & COPD prognosis?

Your doc knows best: the specifics needed to answer your question really will take more than a small blurb here. you should review this with your treating PCP or cardiologist. ...Read more

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With 30% gas transfer in ipf and copd, what would your prognosis be?

With 30% gas transfer in ipf and copd, what would your prognosis be?

Fair need to follow: Needs to follow pft every 6 months/6 minwalk test/ct chest as needed//echocadiogram as well to guide prognosis. ...Read more

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What is prognosis for copd ? Frequent chest inf and breathlessness occurring . Can this be cured ?

What is prognosis for copd ?

Frequent chest inf and breathlessness occurring . Can this be cured ?

Depends,: The prognostic point scale for COPD is found here: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/297664-overview#aw2aab6b2b6aa. ...Read more

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Copd patient aged 71. Triple bypass 4 years ago in inhalers .moderate copd stage . What is prognosis like?

Copd patient aged 71. Triple bypass 4 years ago in inhalers .moderate copd stage . What is prognosis like?

Multiple factors: are at play. Optimize cardiac and respiratory treatments , especially preventive measures. Genetics , diet and environment are important factors. By experience, you could have a very good qulaity of life. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Different: Fibrosis is not copd, although they may exist together in some people. There are different varieties of fibrosis, so evaluation by your healthcare provider is needed to determine your prognosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dad diagnosed with early stages of COPD at 55. What is his prognosis? Is it fatal?

Dad diagnosed with early stages of COPD at 55. What is his prognosis? Is it fatal?

Serious disease: COPD is a serious disease and if your dad is smoking this will be the right time to quit, since otherwise the disease will progress fast. How was he diagnosed? Pulmonary function tests? Chest x-Ray? In late stages COPD is fatal. ...Read more

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Female.55.copd.latest tests.fev1 48%.f.v.c.72% ratio 70%.use no inhalers.mild symptoms.prognosis?

Female.55.copd.latest tests.fev1 48%.f.v.c.72% ratio 70%.use no inhalers.mild symptoms.prognosis?

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 more

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Prognosis for an individual who has vasculitis hepatitis C and copd?

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 more

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What is the prognosis for an individual having vasculitis hepatitis C and copd?

What is the prognosis for an individual having vasculitis hepatitis C and copd?

See details: Unless you stop smoking immediately the outlook for your COPD is dismal. Gradually suffocating to death is not a good way to leave this world. There are new drugs for hepatitis c that are extremely helpful. See a gastroenterologist for this issue. ...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


Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more