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Can COPD be reversed?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

One out of four people who have smoked 15 years 1 pack per day will develop copd.
Once it is established it will continue to worsen although at different rates depending upon active smoking and genetic predisposition. Rate of decline depends on active smoking and genetics. There is no way to reverse COPD once it is established.

In brief: No

One out of four people who have smoked 15 years 1 pack per day will develop copd.
Once it is established it will continue to worsen although at different rates depending upon active smoking and genetic predisposition. Rate of decline depends on active smoking and genetics. There is no way to reverse COPD once it is established.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Thomas Stern
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: COPD treatments

While the underlying damage caused by cigarettes cannot be reversed, COPD symptoms can be greatly improved with current treatments.

In brief: COPD treatments

While the underlying damage caused by cigarettes cannot be reversed, COPD symptoms can be greatly improved with current treatments.
Dr. Thomas Stern
Dr. Thomas Stern
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