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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. John Landi
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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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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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What symptoms do people with chronic bronchitis usually have?

What symptoms do people with chronic bronchitis usually have?

Cough ,phlegm: Could be from smoking or other irritants, associated with sinuses too, and mainly smoking.Good time to quit. ...Read more

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What symptoms do people with cardiospasm usually have?

What symptoms do people with cardiospasm usually have?

Achalasia : The disease is known as achalasia, where the esophagus doesn't push the food down in to the stomach. Symptoms are classically the sensation that food is stuck in the chest. Patients are usually the last to finish eating at the table, and sometimes have chest pain due to esophageal spasm. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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People with cardiomyopathy typically have what symptoms?

People with cardiomyopathy typically have what symptoms?

Varies: Often none in the early stages, but chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, leg swelling, cough, lightheadedness, palpitations may all be occurring at some point. Be aware though that having one of teh above symptoms does not mean that you have a cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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People with prediabetes typically have what symptoms?

People with prediabetes typically have what symptoms?

None: Prediabetes usually exists for a long period of time before it presents with the usual symprtoms that we identify with diabetes. However, these people are usually overweight, underexercised, have lipid abnormalities in the blood and have blood sugars that are between the absolute normal and high exough to make a diagnosis of diabetes. ...Read more

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People with trichomoniasis typically have what symptoms?

People with trichomoniasis typically have what symptoms?

Gals itchy, pain: Women can feel pain during sex, feel itchy inner thighs/vulva/vagina, or notice a funny smell or a thin green-yellow discharge from their vagina. ...Read more

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What symptoms do people with brain malformations usually have?

What symptoms do people with brain malformations usually have?

Varied: There are many different types of brain malformations, thus the symptom complex is varied. Some common symptoms are seizures, developmental delay, failure to thrive, language delay, blindness, etc. The list goes on and is dependent on the areas of the brain affected by the malformations. ...Read more

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People with cooley’s anemia typically have what symptoms?

People with cooley’s anemia typically have what symptoms?

Beta thal major: Cooley's anemia is known as beta thalassemia major. Starting during the first year of life, they have profound and life-long transfusion-dependent anemia, large liver/spleen , and skeletal deformities due to bone marrow expansion; they are prone to infection and skeletal fractures and, unless appropriately treated, die during adolescence of iron overload syndromes. ...Read more

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What symptoms do people with behcet’s syndrome usually have?

What symptoms do people with behcet’s syndrome usually have?

Inflammation: The classic three findings are ulcers in the mouth, genital ulcers, and inflammation of the eyes. The eyes can be inflammed from front to back. The inflammation of the retinal blood vessels is most harmful and can cause permanent vision loss. Behcet's disease should be treated promptly, ideally by a uveitis specialist if you have one in your area. ...Read more

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What symptoms do people with mouth ulcers usually have?

What symptoms do people with mouth ulcers usually have?

Several causes: People with mouth ulcers can be in pain especially when eating salty or spicy foods. These ulcers can be isolated occurrences that come and go. Sometimes they are due to braces or biting ones cheek. They could be due to a viral infection (coxsackie, herpes etc), from nutritional deficiencies, or be related to chronic illnesses such as crohn's disease. If you have them, see your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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What symptoms do people with night seizures usually have?

What symptoms do people with night seizures usually have?

Night seizures: Symptoms may include jaw ache, tongue bite, wetting the bed, and mental confusion. There also, in an older person, might be back pain due to a compression fracture of one of the vertebra of the spine. ...Read more

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Do people with celiac disease always have the symptoms? Can you have the disease and not show any symptoms?

Do people with celiac disease always have the symptoms? Can you have the disease and not show any symptoms?

Varies a lot: True CD will eventually show some symptoms if the person is not gluten free.These can vary from mild cramping & diarrhea to chronic abdominal pain, diarrhea & catastrophic weight loss. Some may inadvertently be living gluten free based on prior food reactions, but the difficulty in avoiding gluten leads to symptoms & diagnosis.I probably had it a decade before I figured it out. ...Read more

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What kind of symptoms do most people with hypothyroidism experience?

What kind of symptoms do most people with hypothyroidism experience?

Hypothyroidism sx: Symptoms with hypothyroidism include fatigue, weakness, constipation, cold intolerance, weight gain, joint pain, pale skin, thin dry hair & depression. Physical exam may find a swollen thyroid gland, swelling of the face, hands, and feet, coarse facial features and abnormal reflexes. Women may experience heavy and irregular menstrual periods. ...Read more

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I presume that CHF can take various forms. But, generally speaking, do people who have CHF USUALLY have cardiomegaly?

I presume that CHF can take various forms.  But, generally speaking, do people who have CHF USUALLY have cardiomegaly?

Usually, Yes: But there are exceptions. So called high output heart failure due to anemia or certain metabolic diseases are not associated with cardiomegaly. Constriction of the sac surrounding the heart, the pericardium, may have heart failure with a normal sized heart. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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People with antidepressant overdose typically have what symptoms?

People with antidepressant overdose typically have what symptoms?

It depends: It depends on which anti-depressant. Most commonly, lethargy and confusion...Tricyclics can be lethal in overdose, thus requiring more urgent intervention. ...Read more

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Do symptoms of mesothelioma necessarily have to include coughing?

Do symptoms of mesothelioma necessarily have to include coughing?

Mesothelioma: Anything that irritates pleura, the outside lining of the lung, or the lung can give you cough. Cough is one of the symptoms in mesothelioma in the pleura- however it is not specific only for mesothelioma. Most common symptoms would be non pleuritic chest pain and shortness of breath. Cough is less likely/ unlikely to happen in peritoneal mesothelioma, . ...Read more

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At what age do people usually get fibromyalgia and what are their symptoms?

At what age do people usually get fibromyalgia and what are their symptoms?

Women under 40: Fibromyalgia can occur at any age but most commonly affects women, usually starting before the age of forty. Symptoms include chronic, generalized pain, fatigue, headaches, disrupted sleep and GI problems. ...Read more

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What symptoms do people with inability to pee usually have?

What symptoms do people with inability to pee usually have?

Symptom is retention: Inability to urinate is a symptom called urinary retention. Can be caused by urinary tract blockage by an enlarged prostate, massive constipation, bladder infection, bladder stone etc. Associated symptom is pelvic/lower abdominal pain. Other symtoms can be constipation, blood in urine or fever. ...Read more

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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