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I have copd. Could there be a connection with my raynauds ?
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not copd
COPD is not associated with raynauds.
But scleroderma can cause lung problems like pulmonary hypertension.

In brief: Not copd
COPD is not associated with raynauds.
But scleroderma can cause lung problems like pulmonary hypertension.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not exactly
COPD is a condition involving airway obstruction.
Raynaud's is a disease that can be associated with shortness of breath, but not due to airway obstruction, but either lung scarring or pulmonary hypertension. Your physician can tell from your history, physical, and pulmonary function testing if you are having pulmonary disease related to your raynauds.

In brief: Not exactly
COPD is a condition involving airway obstruction.
Raynaud's is a disease that can be associated with shortness of breath, but not due to airway obstruction, but either lung scarring or pulmonary hypertension. Your physician can tell from your history, physical, and pulmonary function testing if you are having pulmonary disease related to your raynauds.
Dr. William Walsh
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