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Old 01-04-2001, 09:46 PM   #1
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Does any one know what COPD stands for and what it is?

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Old 01-05-2001, 01:22 AM   #2
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of course you could just look in the "search" of the internet and find it real easy. But I just did that, my Mom has this. It stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. From smokers and/or former smokers. Just click on search and type in the words and hit enter, you'll come up with all kinds of info.

Old 01-08-2001, 02:39 PM   #3
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I'm not a smoker and don't know if that's what I have-I just know I use an inhaler and that the inhaler is intended to help people with it.
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Old 01-09-2001, 10:05 AM   #4
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I think I have COPD. I smoked from 12 years old until I was 37. I smoked over two packs a day most of those years. I am having trouble breathing [for about 9 years]after even the slightest exertion. I am not overweight and am 55 years old. I am going to see a Pulmonary Specialist. I take Singulair and inhalers Serevent and Flovent for 'asthma'. Do my symptoms seem like COPD with possibly a little emphysema? That's what I'm thinking.

Old 01-09-2001, 10:18 PM   #5
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I'm not sure. I am on inhalers for I had what is called ARDS-adult resptiory distress syndrome which attacks the lungs and fill them up with fluid. I think that either way you should get it checked out though.

Old 01-18-2001, 10:34 PM   #6
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Emphysema falls under COPD, and in most respiratory medicine books so does asthma. With your extensive smoking history 50pack years (how many packs x how many years) and your pre-existing asthma condition I would say this is a good guess, go to a pulmanologist and stick to what the doctor orders. Also join a support group in your area, ask your dr. if he knows of any.Hope you feel better soon.

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