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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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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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Can there be natural cures for copd?

No: Emphysema, chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis are cruel enough without anyone giving you false hopes by offering any cure of any kind. You may wish to find an evidence-based holistic practitioner in your area who can advice you on some botanicals that may be expectorants or have other use. But please don't expect a miracle. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for copd?

Is there a cure for copd?

No cure for COPD: Sorry, there is no cure for COPD. However, COPD can be treated to reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for copd?

Is there any cure for copd?

No: At this time there is no cure. Lung transplant can be done and COPD will not return in the transplanted lung. If you have Alpha one antitrypsin deficiency you can give a patient back the missing enzyme through intravenous infusions. Otherwise smoking cessation is your best primary prevention. ...Read more

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Is there. A cure. For. Copd?

Is there. A cure. For. Copd?

No cure for COPD: Sorry, there is no cure for COPD. However, COPD can be treated to reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery that can cure copd?

No: Although there is no surgical option that will "cure" copd, lung volume reduction surgery and lung transplantation have been shown to help improve symptoms and quality of life for people with copd. Along with optimizing the medical care of their condition, these surgical therapies may be a beneficial option for properly selected people suffering from copd. ...Read more

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Can anyone suggest natural therapies for copd?

Can anyone suggest natural therapies for copd?

Copd treatment: Natural therapies for COPD are indirect. Pranayama yoga with breathing exercises can help the shortness of breath. Stopping smoking is the most important therapy. Dietary therapy with reduction in carbohydrates may have some effect and will be most effective in very severe patients as this can literally decrease carbon dioxide production--one of the tenets of using a supplement designed for it. ...Read more

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What is the latest development for better treatment and possible cure for copd?

No cure: There is no cure for COPD, There are several things one can do to alleviate symptoms. In general the list is: 1) smoking cessation 2) Supplemental Oxygen in more severe disease 3) inhaled medications: there are multiple options, inhaled steroids, bronchodilators etc 4) pulmonary rehabilitation ( controlled exercise) 5) vaccinations for pneumonia and the flu. Discuss details with your doctor ...Read more

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What is the latest development for better treatment and possible cure for COPD ?

What is the latest development for better treatment and possible cure for COPD ?

Copd: There is no "cure" for copd, and unfortunately the medications for it can improve symptoms and reduce exacerbations but do not convincingly improve survival. Smoking cessation is by far the most important step in management. There are some new medications out, but nothing that really modifies the disease. Implantable "coils" are being studied and may offer improvement in symptoms for some. ...Read more

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Are there any natural therapies for COPD of the lungs?

Are there any natural therapies for COPD of the lungs?

Therapy/rehab: The problem with COPD and recurrent lung infections is that the lungs are damaged and abnormal. The best thing to do naturally is to exercise them and improve breathing techniques. Some people go to something like yoga breathing but there are excellent formal pulmonary rehabilitation treatments (typically 8-12 weeks long) that can be extremely helpful. Cough techniques to clear secretions ... ...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


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