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What's survival like for moderate copd?

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What's survival like for moderate copd?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
is this person still smoking?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No he's stopped . He had a triple bypass 3 years ago and then diagnosed with Copd

. He used to get chest infections every 4-8 weeks but since April it's stopped as he has orange juice with ginger so I don't know if thsts helped

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
The survival is fine as long as he stopped smoking
that is the key
the lung function can actually improve over time
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