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As COPD progresses and becomes more severe, you may experience: The common symptoms listed above, despite the use of daily maintenance medications. COPD exacerbations or flare-ups. Fatigue.

Weight loss. It’s always important to stay aware of your symptoms and keep your doctor informed. Shortness of breath can be an important symptom of lung disease.

If you experience any of these symptoms, or think you might be at risk for COPD, it is important to discuss this with your doctor. Signs and Symptoms of COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can cause shortness of breath, tiredness, production of mucus, and cough. Many people with COPD develop most if not all, of these signs and symptoms. Online version updated April 2019.

A symptom is something only you can feel. Here are 9 early warning signs & symptoms of COPD. 1. Increased shortness of breath. A classic early warning symptom is feeling short of breath. Or, it’s feeling more short of breath than what is normal for you.

2. Common signs and symptoms of COPD include: An ongoing cough or a cough that produces a lot of mucus; this is often called smoker’s cough. Shortness of breath, especially with physical activity. Wheezing or a whistling or squeaky sound when you breathe. Chest tightness.

You may not be able to do all the activities that a person without COPD can do. During an exacerbation, your symptoms can get much worse than usual. Examples of COPD exacerbation symptoms includ.

Symptoms of End-Stage COPD Many of the symptoms you had in earlier stages, like coughing, mucus, shortness of breath, and tiredness, are likely to get worse. Just breathing takes a lot of effort. However, it can also develop when the body is no longer able to take in enough oxygen. Shortness of Breath (dyspnea): While shortness of breath is something that can occur throughout every stage of COPD, shortness of breath at the end-of-life occurs even when the patient is at rest. Chronic Bronchitis.

The inflammation and irritation of your lung’s bronchial tubes is known as bronchitis and can lead to coughing fits and shortness of breath. Bronchitis can occur for any. A person may have a chronic cough and struggle to exercise or do daily activities.

They may also feel tired or sick. End stage, or stage 4: FEV1 falls below 30%. This is the final stage of COPD.

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Fevers, night sweats, weight loss, lack of appetite, subjective loss of energy, and malaise are common systemic symptoms, and pulmonary symptoms include cough, sometimes with minimal hemoptysis, dyspnea, and sputum production.

“Conn's Current Therapy 2016” by Edward T. Bope, Rick D. Kellerman
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by Edward T. Bope, Rick D. Kellerman
Elsevier, 2015

In about two thirds of symptomatic cases, there is gradual appearance of respiratory symptoms (shortness of breath, dry cough, or vague substernal discomfort) or constitutional signs and symptoms (fever, fatigue, weight loss, anorexia, nightsweats).

“Robbins Basic Pathology E-Book” by Vinay Kumar, Abul K. Abbas, Jon C. Aster
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by Vinay Kumar, Abul K. Abbas, Jon C. Aster
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

This includes (1) respiratory symptoms (cough, dyspnea, and exercise intolerance), (2) respiratory signs (resting tachypnea, adventitious sounds, retractions, clubbing, failure to thrive, and respiratory failure), (3) hypoxemia, and (4) diffuse pulmonary parenchymal abnormalities on CXR or computed tomography (CT).

“Radiology Illustrated: Pediatric Radiology” by In-One Kim
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Symptoms.—In the form met with in old men, associated with emphysema, gout, or heart-disease, the chief symptoms are as follows: Shortness of breath, which may not be noticeable except on exertion.

“The Principles and Practice of Medicine” by William Osler
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by William Osler
D. Appleton-Century Company, 1944

Respiratory symptoms of dry cough and dyspnea without constitutional symptoms (symptoms of systemic illness, including fatigue, weakness, malaise, weight loss, sweating, and fever) occur in over one-half of all people with sarcoidosis, and up to 15% develop progressive fibrosis.

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Clinically, patients report the progressive development of shortness of breath (60%), facial swelling (50%), cough (24%), arm swelling (18%), chest pain (15%), and dysphagia (9%) as well as distorted vision, hoarseness, nausea, headache, and syncope.

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In about two-thirds of symptomatic cases there is a gradual appearance of respiratory symptoms (shortness of breath, dry cough, or vague substernal discomfort) or constitutional signs and symptoms (fever, fatigue, weight loss, anorexia, night sweats).

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by Vinay Kumar, Abul K. Abbas, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2007

Chronic pulmonary disease: Fever, malaise, weight loss, pleuritic chest pain, nonproductive or productive cough, hemoptysis, progressive exertional SOB.

“Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook” by Department of Defense
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Skyhorse, 2011

• Chronic signs usually predominate (cough [38%], dyspnea [48%], vomiting, anorexia, weight loss, lethargy, exercise intolerance, and rarely, right-sided CHF).

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Coughing, weight loss, shortness of breath, labored breathing, swelling and inflammation of the respiratory tract, and pneumonitis may occur.

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  • Thank you for these videos, they are so thorough and easy to understand plus they explain things I wanted to know but couldnt find the answer to

  • Very informative and interesting
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  • Emphysema and asthma both make it hard to breath. Emphysema makes it hard to breath all the time. With asthma, breathing ability is highly variable. That is one way to tell if you have Asthma or  Emphysema. On my bad asthma days,  like if I have been around smoke, cats or have the flu,. I can hardly breath and am choking on flem.  When my asthma is under control I can run a half marathon.

  • So looking into this as a deep study and a lot of this is alarming to me as I’ve lived with the majorly of what’s talked about here progressively for 15 years. The sputum gets bad enough that the longer I go without a cough the worse it gets. I often end up gargling up my spit when I lay down at night to rest.

  • Thank you! Amazingly simple and clear to understand! Things that I had so much difficulties understanding with in Med.School, made so much sense in your lecture!

  • Your videos help me a lot about my thesis, really thank you so much. I have seen you video for while but didnt watch entire clip, now I already know I missed the greatest clip in the past! I am a student in faculty of radiologic technology in thailand(be a radiologic technician in the future). My thesis is about Hyperaeration in the chest xray, I search really hard to fine about explanation of this word but I didnt found it… until I had already watched you clip (this and pathophysiology of copd) Its really help even through you didnt talk about this much and didnt say this word out but Can you make sure to me that hyperaeration from radiologist diagnosed was mean air trapping? And Am I correct understand that hyperaeration(Lung, chest xray) is mean Too much air in the lung and CXR still be the doctor needed to use in clinical diagnosis.

  • I just found out today i am developing it:/ so being the kind of person i am i am stressed and looking it up online and telling people about it. I worry so easily.

  • Keep these videos up!! You’re teaching style is great and has helped not only me but many of my friends learn a lot of the material we needed ot learn and has been a huuuuuuge help.

  • I have severe COPD. Your videos have helped me a lot to understand what I am up against. I want to say, thank you, for your expertise. I wish my VA doctors were as knowledgeable as you…

  • Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. May The Lord Bless you. Now Im going to take care better my patients. ( Im an RT ; )

  • You are amazing, please make more videos! Awesomely informative, very helpful and perfectly explained video! Thank you so much! ���� 26/7/2019

  • thank you so much for the explanation! i really hope you will make videos for immunology and topical diseases soon ☺ great job guys!

  • According to my textbook, it’s the pink puffers who have more dyspnea than the blue bloaters. I’m not sure whom to believe, could anyone please verify?
    I absolutely love your videos btw ❤

  • What if O2 sat is occasionally < 88%, but not all the time. May dip below 88% a couple times a day, exercise can influence dip. But most of the time O2 sat is around 93-96%

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  • This article provides some helpful resources and tips for living with COPD during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.careworkshealthservices.com/copd-at-home-during-covid-19/

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