Thread: COPD anyone?
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:45 PM   #8
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Re: COPD anyone?

Your lung function should now just decrease the same as in a person without COPD. The only problem is we have less left to decrease so sometimes it can become a problem down the road but with proper meds to help preserve lung function and heart you should be fine for a very long time if you don't smoke again. If you do all bets are off.

If you were diagnosed with COPD you have emphysema or chronic bronchitis which you mentioned that you don't have. Frankly I wish they would get rid of the COPD term as it is confusing. Sometimes with irrreversible asthma some Doctors include it in COPD but now always. Pulmonary function tests will identify what you have and is something all people should have.

Last edited by Canyondweller; 07-08-2007 at 10:49 PM. Reason: additional info