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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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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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Can tuberculosis cause copd?

Can tuberculosis cause copd?

Not really: Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection by a bacterium. It can cause pneumonia and even holes/cavities in the lung if not treated. It typically does not cause copd. It is possible, depending on how severe the infection is, that TB can cause scarring in the lung. Smoking is the main cause of copd. ...Read more

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Can tuberculosis lead to copd?

Can tuberculosis lead to copd?

Not typically: Tuberculosis is an infection by a bacteria called mycobacterium tuberculosis. It can causes scarring and enlargement of the airways. But, typically, it does not cause copd. Smoking, far and away, is the greatest cause of copd. ...Read more

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Can COPD cause pain?

Can COPD cause pain?

Possibly from: Persistent coughing could get chest muscle pain --see pcp for ck up. ...Read more

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Is smoking the only cause of copd?

Is smoking the only cause of copd?

No: There are many causes. Use of biofuels is a major cause of COPD in less developed countries. There is certainly data showing a relationship with COPD and air pollution. ...Read more

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Can COPD cause low hematocrit?

Can COPD cause low hematocrit?

COPD -Hematocrit: COPD typically either leaves hematocrit normal or increases it due to the severity of COPD causing low oxygen over the long run, making the red blood cells multiply to compensate for that. A low hematocrit is something seen either in several diagnoses of anemia or with old age along with other geriatric "disturbances". ...Read more

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Does copd cause Nail clubbing?

Does copd cause Nail clubbing?

From low O2: Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, or clubbing of the nails, occurs because of long-term deprivation of oxygen in the small arteries of the (small) bones. Certainly that can happen from COPD, especially if u have the chronic bronchitis type of COPD. Oftentimes its associated w/ smoking, so if u smoke, QUIT! The changes won't get worse if u do. (They won't get better, unfortunately: bone changes r perm ...Read more

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What are causes of alveolar wall damage in copd?

What are causes of alveolar wall damage in copd?

Imbalance: We have chemicals called proteases which can break down tissue and anti-proteases which turn them off. People susceptible to COPD have an excess of proteolytic enzymes which break down the alveolar wall over time. ...Read more

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Can COPD cause a decline in cognitive abilities?

Can COPD cause a decline in cognitive abilities?

Oxygen: Of course. The brain needs oxygen and any deficit leads to cognitive deficiencies. They need to see a doctor ASAP ...Read more

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What can cause Air Trapping in the absence of COPD/Asthma?

What can cause Air Trapping in the absence of COPD/Asthma?

Obstructed airways: I think context would be helpful in order to answer this question satisfactorily. Air trapping is a symptom or sign of obstructed airways where the air has an easier time getting in than out. Conditions like COPD, Emphysema and Asthma are the usual causes and can be seen on xray as flattening of the diaphragm and on spirometry as a increased Functional Residual Capacity. Other causes are rare. ...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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Could you give more information about COPD and its treatments or causes?

Space too limited: This is destruction of lung tissue and structure, making the alveoli coalesce into one larger sac but decreasing the surface area. It is also the destruction of the airway itself making the airways less distensible to air passage. This can be due to chemicals impairing the integrity of ability of the lung to repair itself as in smoking or impaired ability itself as in antitrypsin deficiency. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a newly COPD diagnosis to cause a person to yawn a lot?

Is it possible for a newly COPD diagnosis to cause a person to yawn a lot?

May have OSA: In addition to copd, you should talk to your doctor about being tested for obstructive sleep apnea. This can cause prolonged episodes of not breathing while you are asleep and increased snoring. The result of this is that you do not sleep well and can cause daytime drowsiness which would cause you to yawn. ...Read more

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I am very tired during the day, I have copd, could this be the cause of my tiredness.

Absolutely: COPD often is the cause. It may also be something else. Check with your lung doc if your treatment should be modified. Or you may need oxygen? ...Read more

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What could cause severe pain between shoulder blades causing sob . This client has copd?

What could cause severe pain between shoulder blades causing sob .  This client has copd?

Many things.: Depends upon what you mean by sob. Inability to breathe because of pain, true air hunger or none of the above? If pain with inspiration or true air hunger we should exclude the real serious things like mi, pe, pneumonia, pneumothorax - have basic labs, d- dimer, oximetry, cxr. Other studies depending on findings. ...Read more

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Could COPD cause anxiety attacks

Could COPD cause anxiety attacks

Yes: Not being able to breathe is one of those things that can lead to panic. It becomes hard to tell which is the worse problem. So you could have fairly mild COPD but making you feel short of breath out of proportion to the lung problem. Then again, if the lung problem is severe, panic could make the symptoms even worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Lindquist
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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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