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Can COPD Decrease Survival Rate?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2015
Question: Can COPD decrease survival ? Male aged 71 been diagnosef with moderate copd and on inhalers
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (46 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes,COPD can decrease survival rate. But it can be controlled with regular

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Yes, COPD (chronic obstructive Pulmonary disease) can reduced survival and life expectancy.
But if you are taking regular treatment with inhaled bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroid and following smoking cessation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation than no need to worry for poor prognosis or poor survival.
Hope I have solved your query.
I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (30 minutes later)
If aged 71 can person still live 10-15 years with copd n also a triple hearbypass was done 4 year ago.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Is patient still smoking?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on HCM.
I can understand your concern.
10 years survival rate is possible in your case.
Please let me know
1. Is patient still smoking?
2. Is patient is having diabetes or hypertension?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better.
I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (2 hours later)
Smokin stopped yes . Does have high bp but in control at present
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Which inhalers he is taking?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on HCM.
I can understand your concern.
It is good that he has left smoking and his blood pressure is under control.
Please let me know
1. Which inhalers he is taking?
2. Does he go to pulmonary rehabilitation for chest physiotherapy and deep breathing exercise?
3. Does he have vaccination with pneumococcal and influenza vaccines?
4. Does his symptoms are relieved with current treatment?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions,so that I can guide you further.
I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (2 hours later)
Has vaccination yes and not sure which inhaler exact but he does get frequent coughs and chest infections
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Better to en roll him in Pulmonary rehabilitation center.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Recurrent cough and chest infection are due to poor expectoration of secretions.
So en roll him in Pulmonary Rehabilitation center where chest physiotherapy and deep breathing exercises are done.
Both these will prevent recurrent lung infection and improve lung functions and thus improve survival rate.
Hope I have solved your query.
If you are not having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can COPD Decrease Survival Rate?

Brief Answer: Yes,COPD can decrease survival rate. But it can be controlled with regular Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic. I can understand your concern. Yes, COPD (chronic obstructive Pulmonary disease) can reduced survival and life expectancy. But if you are taking regular treatment with inhaled bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroid and following smoking cessation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation than no need to worry for poor prognosis or poor survival. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.