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If COPD is caught early, could someone live a totally normal life?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The key is stopping smoking as early as possible, even before COPD develops.

In brief: Yes

The key is stopping smoking as early as possible, even before COPD develops.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Depends

If COPD is not advanced when diagnosed, the patient stops smoking and adheres to a healthy lifestyle and his/her medication regimen, they may enjoy a totally normal life.

In brief: Depends

If COPD is not advanced when diagnosed, the patient stops smoking and adheres to a healthy lifestyle and his/her medication regimen, they may enjoy a totally normal life.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Depends....

If diagnosed early, and the person quits smoking entirely, there may not be any symptoms although the person's lungs will never be entirely normal due to the presence of copd.

In brief: Depends....

If diagnosed early, and the person quits smoking entirely, there may not be any symptoms although the person's lungs will never be entirely normal due to the presence of copd.
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