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What symptoms do people with COPD usually have?
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
5 doctors agree
In brief: Shortness of breath
Typically, patients with COPD have shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing.
Fatigue, decreased energy, and decreased ability to do normal activities are also quite common. Sometimes, patients can get dizziness related to the shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, definitely see a doctor.

In brief: Shortness of breath
Typically, patients with COPD have shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing.
Fatigue, decreased energy, and decreased ability to do normal activities are also quite common. Sometimes, patients can get dizziness related to the shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, definitely see a doctor.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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Dr. RAMESH KAUL
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: All systems suffer
Short of breath, lack of energy, anxiety depression, loss of weight unless swollen legs from heart failure .
Cough and chest discomfort with or without phlegm poor sleep and apetite. Pink puffer unable to rest if emphysema and blue bloated if chronic bronchitic with right heart failure falls off to sleep excessively. Tremors from neuropathy and confusion from excessive co2 in end stage.

In brief: All systems suffer
Short of breath, lack of energy, anxiety depression, loss of weight unless swollen legs from heart failure .
Cough and chest discomfort with or without phlegm poor sleep and apetite. Pink puffer unable to rest if emphysema and blue bloated if chronic bronchitic with right heart failure falls off to sleep excessively. Tremors from neuropathy and confusion from excessive co2 in end stage.
Dr. RAMESH KAUL
Dr. RAMESH KAUL
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many sxs..,
Pts w/ COPD experience many sxs including shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, etc.
And have obstruction on pfts. Smoking cessation along w/meds to control sxs is key to treatment. There is no cure.

In brief: Many sxs..,
Pts w/ COPD experience many sxs including shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, etc.
And have obstruction on pfts. Smoking cessation along w/meds to control sxs is key to treatment. There is no cure.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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