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Which of the following symptoms associated with COPD is considered a late manifestation?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Worsening symptoms

There is really no symptom that is late.
COPD symptoms may include some combination of cough, increased phlegm, shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness. It is not that some of these occur early and others late, but that they all can become more severe as the disease gets worse. So initially one may get short of breath walking up a steep hill, but later get winded walking on flat ground.

In brief: Worsening symptoms

There is really no symptom that is late.
COPD symptoms may include some combination of cough, increased phlegm, shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness. It is not that some of these occur early and others late, but that they all can become more severe as the disease gets worse. So initially one may get short of breath walking up a steep hill, but later get winded walking on flat ground.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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In brief: Hard to answer

Of c course frequent need for a rescue inhaler, hospitalizations, need for oxygen, etc are indications.
Late manifestations are also seen in progressively diminishing spirometry studies. There are other symptoms that can best be discussed with your pulmonologist.

In brief: Hard to answer

Of c course frequent need for a rescue inhaler, hospitalizations, need for oxygen, etc are indications.
Late manifestations are also seen in progressively diminishing spirometry studies. There are other symptoms that can best be discussed with your pulmonologist.
Dr. Richard Williams
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