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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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What is the meaning of acute copd?

What is the meaning of acute copd?

Possibly...: Perhaps, you are referring to an acute exacerbation of copd? This occurs when a COPD patient experiences a sudden worsening of symptoms like shortness of breath, cough, wheeze, etc. An acute exacerbation of COPD can be caused by an infection, among other etiologies. See your doctor if you have a sudden worsening of your symptoms so diagnosis and treatment can be given! ...Read more

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Please describe the meaning of COPD in medical term?

Please describe the meaning of COPD in medical term?

Can't breathe out...: Copd, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a disorder where the lungs cannot breathe all of the air out. They can inflate easily, but they can't deflate as easily. Thus, over time, air gets trapped in the lungs causing symptoms, most prominently shortness of breath. This can be due to chronic inflammation (bronchitis) or emphysema (destruction of lung tissue). Mostly caused by smoking. ...Read more

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Please describe the most important treatment of acute COPD exacerbation?

Please describe the most important treatment of acute COPD exacerbation?

Steroids antibiotic: Patients needs steroids ie Prednisone for 5- 14 days and course of antibiotics for 5-10 days. ...Read more

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If FVC and FEV1 are normal above 100% predicted and FEV1/FVC is 80% predicted and 69% actual is this COPD?

Likely normal for ag: These values are likely normal or marginally abnormal for your age. Were you a smoker? Do you have any respiratory symptoms? The criterion for COPD is a persistently reduced FEV-1 below 70%, you need to have this test repeated followed by another measurement after a bronchodilator treatment. ...Read more

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I have COPD for the last 10 years and was looking over some paper work from the hospital, and my question is what is leukocytosis and the meaning.

White blood cells: Leukocytosis is an elevated white blood cell count. This is common during an illness but given that you have copd, the steroids you take can also cause the WBC count to elevate. This is not dangerous as long as your doctor is aware. ...Read more

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Following 3 back to back viruses & ear/sinus infection, i now have a cough lasting 2 months. Is this still acute bronchitis or is it now chronic/copd?

Not likely: COPD is caused typically by years of smoking cigarettes. The symptoms could include cough, mucous production and shortness of breath. With certain viral infections the symptoms of COPD can be exacerbated, but those patient already have the diagnosis of copd. If you have had symptoms for several week it would be good to get an opinion form your doctor or have a visit with you pulmonologist. ...Read more

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What is copd?

Lung disease.: COPD = chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This has many causes but primarily is associated with long term smoking. Two types are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. There are rarer causes of copd. It is treated by stopping the cause (smoking) and medications to open up the airways (inhalers and such). See your pcp, pulmonologist or other provider of care for this illness if concerned. ...Read more

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What is copd?

Lung disease: COPD is short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It consists of chronic bronchitis (coughing up phlegm every day) and/or emphysema (destruction of lung tissue). Most often it is due to smoking. It makes it difficult to blow all the air out of the lungs, and thus can cause shortness of breath. Other symptoms are cough, wheezing, fatigue. There are great treatments for this condition. ...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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