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I was told I have pulmonary fibrosis severe and COPD on 24hr oxygen. I live at 5200ft, should I move to 970ft?

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Dr. Donald Elton
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Maybe

You would probably lower your oxygen requirements.
At 5000 feet the amount of oxygen available to you is almost 1/3 less than is available at sea level.

In brief: Maybe

You would probably lower your oxygen requirements.
At 5000 feet the amount of oxygen available to you is almost 1/3 less than is available at sea level.
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Probably

High altitude generally does not go along with moderate to severe COPD patients.
Symptoms can worsen along with cognitive function. If you are experiencing worsening symptoms at higher altitude, better move to lower locations.

In brief: Probably

High altitude generally does not go along with moderate to severe COPD patients.
Symptoms can worsen along with cognitive function. If you are experiencing worsening symptoms at higher altitude, better move to lower locations.
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