Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
176 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What are symptoms of COPD?

About 4.5 months ago I developed severe cough and phlegm generation problem. No shortness of breath that I can notice, however, I have little energy now. I had a cough before that due to long time smoking. I quit smoking 8 months ago. Can it be the COPD? Thanks.
Mon, 26 May 2014
Report Abuse
Pulmonologist 's  Response
Hello
Thanks for your query.
Diagnosis of COPD is made by exertional dyspnea, cough, chronic sputum production, exposure to certain risk factors like smoking, environmental pollution, bio-mass fuel exposure along with compatible spirometry like obstructive airway changes without reversibility. Quitting smoking for 8 months does not exclude the diagnosis of COPD. You should have a spirometry done and get yourself examined by a pulmonologist.
Thank you.
Regards,
Dr Arnab Maji
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


Recent questions on Smoking cessation


What are symptoms of COPD?

Hello Thanks for your query. Diagnosis of COPD is made by exertional dyspnea, cough, chronic sputum production, exposure to certain risk factors like smoking, environmental pollution, bio-mass fuel exposure along with compatible spirometry like obstructive airway changes without reversibility. Quitting smoking for 8 months does not exclude the diagnosis of COPD. You should have a spirometry done and get yourself examined by a pulmonologist. Thank you. Regards, Dr Arnab Maji