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Does Smoking Weed Help People With Copd
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
No: Copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. Smoking cigarettes causes copd, and cigarette smokers who also smoke marijuana make their COPD even worse. Researchers are still uncertain how much COPD is caused by marijuana-smoking if the smokers never smoke cigarettes (maybe there aren't enough "marijuana-only" smokers to do research on). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My boyfriend is 55 and has copd.He is having a hard time quiting smoking. What can he do to have some energy?
Copd: Stopping smoking will eventually help him. He should see his doctor about getting into the best health possible. Living a healthy life style is important. Your support is vital. There is no reason that making love should be withheld as this promotes well being. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would it be unusual to see COPD develop in an otherwisr healthy 43 year old male, with a 12-pack-year history of smoking? I have a quit plan in place.
About time: To quit smoking and a great start if you have a quit plan in place. With 12 pack years of smoking you will start having lung damage with certain risk factors. Not on COPD but think of lung cancer and cancer at other sites as well. Quit when you can still undo lot of the damage. ...Read more
Highly unlikely: Unless your lungs are very sensitive to the harmful effects of cigarette smoke, it is quite unlikely to develop COPD after 2 years of smoking. That said, i would quit smoking even if you have been smoking for 2 hours. It is harmful, dangerous, and causes a whole host of health problems. And...It is expensive. ...Read more
Less Likely : Unless your lungs are very sensitive to the harmful effects of cigarette smoke, it is quite unlikely to develop COPD after 1 year and a half of smoking. That said, i would quit smoking even if you have been smoking for 2 hours. It is harmful, dangerous, and causes a whole host of health problems. And...It is expensive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I m only 29 n suspect I have copd. Am I too young to get it? Smoking about 10 years but only social for the first 5
See your doc/ tests: Can't tell without a good exam and maybe some pulmonary function tests. The good news is - if you quit now, in 10 years your lungs are generally considered "back to normal". Please try to cut back and/or quit... It will only be harder later if you go nothing now. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I have recently been diagnosis with COPD and i quit smoking over 10 years ago, how ironicstage 2?
See you md: COPD can progress even once one quits smoking. With normal aging lung function declines, so even then someone quit smoking years later one get develope signficant copd. Also given you age of 31, I would be concerned for a condition called Alpha 1 Antitrypsin deficiancy. This is a genetic condition that can cause accelerate copd. ...Read more
Copd, I have been diagnosed with COPD and it was attributed to my smoking over 20 years ago. I thought your lungs recovered over time?
Never recovers: From the age of 25 on, there is a steady decline in lung function in a person. In one who smokes, and then stops, the starting point will then be lower than a nonsmoker, and the decline is parallel to that of the normal but always at a lower point. If there is then COPD those areas are destroyed and will not improve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: COPD is caused by the accumulated damage created by exposure of the lungs to the toxins in cigarette smoke. If smoking is stopped, no new damage occurs and some old damage can heal. However, just like with the skin, sometimes scarring is left behind which can leave permanent changes. Damage that is not yet "scarred" can often heal. The sooner the smoking stops, the better. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Yes, and yes yes: Stopping smoking is the surest way to slow the progression of the disease and increase both quality of life and the number of years that your brother may live. There are many methods to quit smoking - the most successful include medications plus a cessation intervention that focuses on behavior and social support. Your local physician should have information on both. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
My sis has bad COPD and continues to smoke. What could happen to her if she doesn't quit smoking?
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)
Also known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. ...Read more
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