COPD is a breathing condition that makes it difficult to breathe; akin to asthma. Unlike asthma, COPD can lead to other difficulties such as bronchitis and pneumonia. The airway is inflamed causing it to shrink; thus you are not able to get enough air into your lungs. COPD causes you to produce excessive mucus in your lungs and also causes emphysema which destroys air spaces in your lungs.

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COPD life expectancy

What is the life expectancy of someone with COPD?

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Is COPD contagious?

Is COPD contagious?

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Is COPD hereditary?

Is COPD hereditary?

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ICD9 and ICD10 codes of COPD

ICD10 code of COPD and ICD9 code


COPD

Synonyms:
Increased breathlessness
Frequent coughing (with and without sputum)
Wheezing
Tightness in the chest

Types:
COPD
Emphysema

SYSTEMS AFECTED

Respiratory system
Respiratory system

Symptoms

  • being tired
  • coughing
  • coughing up mucus or blood
  • wheezing

Treatments

  • steroid inhalers
  • breathing exercises
  • pulmonary therapy
  • Specialist who treat it

    Pneumology/Pulmonology/ Respiratory Medicine
    Natural treatment of COPD

    Is there any natural treatment for COPD?

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    Living with COPD

    Living with COPD. How to live with COPD?

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    COPD symptoms

    Which are the symptoms of COPD?

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    COPD jobs

    Can people with COPD work? What kind of work can they perform?

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    Stories of COPD

    STORY
    COPD stories
    Asthma, Emphysema, Lung cancer 2001-Lobectomy.Raised in a home full of RadonYears of working with contributors to lung disease~~Fiberglass,Silkscreen chemicals, Heat forming plastics**corrected my diet to only real food. ~More fruit nuts spices berri...

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    Statistics of COPD

    61 people with COPD have taken the SF36 survey. Mean of COPD is 1069 points (30 %). Total score ranges from 0 to 3,600 being 0 the worst and 3,600 the best. Take the SF36 Survey

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