I’ve covered this question from my search engine list before, from a slightly different angle “I don’t smoke, can I still have COPD?”
Simple answer – yes.
More complicated answer, no, not unless you have some pre-existing respiratory condition(s) (in my case bronchiectasis and asthma), that Continue reading
Another search-engine list question “how long would I have before my COPD get…”
I’m choosing to believe that the missing word is “intolerable” or maybe “too severe for me to function normally”. Actually, it could be almost anything, but I suspect I’m in the ball-park.
The progress of COPD is different for everyone, but it depends on a number of things, not least your life-style. If you smoked prior to being diagnosed, and are still smoking then go Continue reading
And here’s another search-engine question:-
“COPD stops getting worse during years…”.
Now, obviously, it’s not complete, but whatever is missing after “years” is irrelevant, as there’s only one way that COPD goes – it gets worse. Period. I did Continue reading
Can you work with COPD? Another search engine question. For new visitors who are baffled by these, search engines sometimes bring people here even though their precise question isn’t covered – this is my attempt to redress the balance, and so far it’s been very successful.
So, the answer depends Continue reading
This is another question from my search engine listing.
First of all, it’s a common misconception that you have to smoke to develop COPD – you don’t. However, COPD doesn’t just appear out of the blue. For example, I have COPD and I’ve never smoked. I do, though have two conditions, asthma and bronchiectasis, which I’ve had since age 2, which with time and deterioration have become COPD.
COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – is a portmanteau Continue reading
I’ve got posts about COPD all through this blog, so I thought I’d put the links to all the purely medical COPD posts (COPD also gets mentioned in posts about benefits, too), on one page. Oddly enough, it’s this one… Continue reading