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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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I am only 29 n think I have copd. Will I die early like in my 40s?

I am only 29 n think I have copd. Will I die early like in my 40s?

See family doctor: COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease happens most commonly in smokers.Therefore if you smoke stop right now. Early COPD can be seen in cases of some congenital or heredatary conditions but many lung problems may act as copd. See your doctor for evaluation of your symptoms and spirometry. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get COPD at such an early age after smoking for a little less than a year?

Is it possible to get COPD at such an early age after smoking for a little less than a year?

Unlikely: Unless you have very sensitive lungs, it is unlikely that you would develop COPD after one year of smoking. But: that doesn't mean it's ok to keep smoking! the sooner you quit, the better it is for your health. Quit now, please. ...Read more

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If I smoke and have copd, could I die during my bypass surgery?

If I smoke and have copd, could I die during my bypass surgery?

Bypass surgery: Your cardiothoracic surgeon needs to review with you your specific risks heading into surgery. Smoking and COPD are additional risk factors for recovery post-operatively. Your surgeon will make sure that a pulmonologist will follow with him once the surgery is completed. You should be making plans to cease smoking forever given your need for bypass surgery. ...Read more

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Y the pts with COPD hav dysnoea in early morning?

Y the pts with COPD hav dysnoea in early morning?

Position/therapy/: Supine position in COPD aggravates airway diameter as a consequence of gravity. Thus a narrowed airway is more narrow when supine. It is why COPD pts often sleep in a chair.Also most pts are at the nadir of therapeutic therapy effects in early morning ie they have little active medicine on board. Also circulating steroids are lower in early am thus providing less anti-inflammatory mechanisms. ...Read more

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Could COPD be caused by an early childhood deformity in the lungs?

Could COPD be caused by an early childhood deformity in the lungs?

Not usually: Generally, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) refers to a condition occurring in adulthood, usually from tobacco use, although there are some rare other contributing causes. Although we see occasional cases of congenital lung structural abnormalities (like congenital lobar emphysema), which can cause other health issues like recurrent pneumonias, it doesn't seem to lead to copd. ...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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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...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