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I've had COPD for 8 years now how long can a person live haveing this lung disease?

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In brief: Difficult to answer

There are many factors to consider such as: still smoking, stage of copd, and other diseases (comorbidities).
Non drug threapy like pulmonary rehabilitation, lung reduction, and other therapies can contribute to both quality of life and longevity. COPD is a progressive disease and to put a number on it is difficult. Discuss all alternatives with your pulmonologist

In brief: Difficult to answer

There are many factors to consider such as: still smoking, stage of copd, and other diseases (comorbidities).
Non drug threapy like pulmonary rehabilitation, lung reduction, and other therapies can contribute to both quality of life and longevity. COPD is a progressive disease and to put a number on it is difficult. Discuss all alternatives with your pulmonologist
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Difficult

It is very difficult to give a prognosis in copd.
Some patients with very low levels of lung function (fev1) can live for many years. Low activity levels seem to be associated with a worse prognosis.

In brief: Difficult

It is very difficult to give a prognosis in copd.
Some patients with very low levels of lung function (fev1) can live for many years. Low activity levels seem to be associated with a worse prognosis.
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