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How long does someone with COPD usually live?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ramin Rafie
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Depends on the severity of COPD and even then, each individual is different.
..So difficult to predict.

In brief: Depends
Depends on the severity of COPD and even then, each individual is different.
..So difficult to predict.
Dr. Ramin Rafie
Dr. Ramin Rafie
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: Varies...
COPD is a slowly progressive disease but many factors determine the rate of progression.
If you continue to smoke, for example, it will progress faster than if you quit. There are likely genetic factors that come into play as well. Ask your doctor about pulmonary rehab since patients who stay active seem to fare better. Treat exacerbations early to avoid further lung inflammation.

In brief: Varies...
COPD is a slowly progressive disease but many factors determine the rate of progression.
If you continue to smoke, for example, it will progress faster than if you quit. There are likely genetic factors that come into play as well. Ask your doctor about pulmonary rehab since patients who stay active seem to fare better. Treat exacerbations early to avoid further lung inflammation.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Thank
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