Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (cont.)
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Can COPD be prevented?
COPD cannot be cured, but in a majority of people it can be prevented. To prevent COPD:
What is the outlook for someone with COPD?
For people with mild COPD, the prognosis is favorable. More severe cases of COPD suggest a worse prognosis. Of those people who are admitted to the ICU with an acute exacerbation, the death rate is 24%. This rate doubles for people aged 65 years or older. The predictors of death due to COPD are as follows:
What does COPD look like (pictures)?
Picture of Bronchitis
Picture of Asthma
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/29/2015
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