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COPD progression in smoking

Hi, I am a 36yr. old female, and I was just diagnosed with COPD. I still smoke, and I was wondering how quickly will my COPD progress if I continue to smoke? I smoke about a pack a day.
Asked On : Thu, 15 Apr 2010
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
The natural history and prognosis of COPD are variable and incompletely understood. They probably depend upon a number of factors including genetic predisposition, environmental exposures, comorbidities. A number of factors have been identified as prognostic indicators for COPD. Additional predictors of accelerated lung function decline, diminished physical function, and/or mortality in patients with COPD include
Airways responsiveness, Cigarette smoking, Low body-mass index (BMI ≤21), HIV infection, Increased airway bacterial load, Decreased exercise capacity, Peak oxygen consumption (VO2), , Elevated C-reactive protein (>3 mg/L), Male gender, Chest computed tomography showing presence of emphysema
I think you should quit smoking "its enough"
Answered: Sun, 20 Nov 2011
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Welcome to HCM.
Smoking & other habits are risky for Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder as it further aggravates the condition & leads to other complications its high time for you to limit its consumption & gradually stop it. The smoke of the cigarettes irritates the lungs resulting in cough breathlessness, insomnia etc. Bye take care
Answered: Fri, 11 Nov 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Thanks for query,
As you have COPD,smoking is very dangerous will lead to serious complications threatening for life.
Stop smoking totally as soon as possible to cut down complications due to COPD.
Go for deep breathing exercise.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Fri, 11 Nov 2011
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  Anonymous's Response

Smoking is an absolute risk factor for COPD and it is high time, that you start cutting down on it. It irritates the lungs and causes a lot of problems henceforth. 

Answered: Tue, 20 Apr 2010
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