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I have copd, will I always feel congested and cough?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: See doc

There are many treatments, including a new one with the name daliresp (roflumilast).

In brief: See doc

There are many treatments, including a new one with the name daliresp (roflumilast).
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Sunil Mehra
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not always

No but during any infection or allergies you can feel congested.

In brief: Not always

No but during any infection or allergies you can feel congested.
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Dr. Sunil Mehra
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hopefully not....

There are effective treatments for COPD that should lessen your symptoms over time.
The most important thing that you need to do to decrease airway inflammation as well as your symptoms and slow disease progression is to quit smoking and avoid second-hand smoke as much as possible. Your doctor can help with smoking cessation.

In brief: Hopefully not....

There are effective treatments for COPD that should lessen your symptoms over time.
The most important thing that you need to do to decrease airway inflammation as well as your symptoms and slow disease progression is to quit smoking and avoid second-hand smoke as much as possible. Your doctor can help with smoking cessation.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

COPD can be managed with medictaion and the symtpoms can be vastly improved when combining medication with an appropriate exercise regimen.

In brief: No

COPD can be managed with medictaion and the symtpoms can be vastly improved when combining medication with an appropriate exercise regimen.
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
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