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Could I have mild asthma and COPD at the same time?

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Dr. Joshua Davidson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Asthma and COPD are technically two separate processes, though more research is showing similarities between the two.
Both conditions are considered "obstructive" processes; that is, they obstruct air flow from the lungs out into the environment. Asthma typically affects the smaller airways, while COPD mostly affects the alveoli -- tiny air sacs at the very end of our airways.

In brief: Absolutely

Asthma and COPD are technically two separate processes, though more research is showing similarities between the two.
Both conditions are considered "obstructive" processes; that is, they obstruct air flow from the lungs out into the environment. Asthma typically affects the smaller airways, while COPD mostly affects the alveoli -- tiny air sacs at the very end of our airways.
Dr. Joshua Davidson
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: In a way...

COPD means that there is chronic obstruction, whereas in asthma the obstruction is reversible.
In copd, there may be a reversible component to the chronic obstruction and this is treated with bronchodilators. These same bronchodilators are used in the treatment of asthma as well.

In brief: In a way...

COPD means that there is chronic obstruction, whereas in asthma the obstruction is reversible.
In copd, there may be a reversible component to the chronic obstruction and this is treated with bronchodilators. These same bronchodilators are used in the treatment of asthma as well.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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