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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
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
I think I have been misdiagnosed w/ COPD. Coughing, wheezing & short of breath almost constantly. Nebulizer not helping much & current dr WON'T listen?
Do I have copd?! emphysema? Almost 25. Wheezing. I'm quitting smoking after 8 years. Sob. History of anxiety. Cough that tastes bad. Doc says reflux
Unlikely: Not after 8 years, even 2 packs/day.Nicotine withdrawal slows gut=>constipation=>reflux which causes wheezing. Also, healing lungs eject retained smoky mucous from deep down that tastes bad ; increases wheeze. Anxiety worsens, too. If it helps, it all happened to me when i quit 2 packs/day for 9yrs. It's temporary. Drink lots of fluids, rest. Treat wheezing/reflux if needed. You're so worth it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can poorly controlled asthma turn into COPD even if you never smoked? Only asthma symptom is constant phlegm, hardly wheeze, asthma since 3.
Sometimes i have a barely audible wheeze. i do not cough, not breathless,22y.o., used to smoke for 5 years but i quit 8 months ago. could i have copd?
Unlikely COPD but: You should see your doctor to get a sense of where the wheeze is coming from and the cause. COPD usually takes longer to develop and is quite rare in someone of your age. You could have some form of irritant airway reactivity, but remember, not all wheezing come from deep in the lungs, sometimes it come from the higher up in the wind pipe or throat. Best of luck. ...Read more
Exacerbation...: It sounds like you are having a COPD exacerbation. If there are no signs of infection, you may need to increase your meds but only under the guidance of your doctor. If your shortness of breath is severe or worsening, go to the er for emergent treatment. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do I have copd? I was born with a slightly narrow windpipe and have been having regular but increasing breathing difficulty and wheezing.
Not really: In the real sense of the phrase, any chronic obstruction to include asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and things called bronchiolitis which may be the one you have is COPD but in the loose sense, COPD is emphysema, which is a destruction of lung tissues or loss of some connective tissue and bowing of the midsize airways that lead to enlarged air sacs and loss of surface area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
27 y/old. Smoked unfiltered cigarettes for 5 years. Constant tickle in chest for several weeks. No wheezing, no shortness of breath. Could it be copd?
Wheezing, cough, short breath, COPD symptoms... 21 yr old male, nonsmoker. Has been diagnosed as severe bronchitis/pneumonia before. Symptoms back now?
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