borderline copd

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Hi can someone tell me if you have been told after srirometery you are borderline copd..does this mean you have copd.

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    Do you have any reading from the test, I'm classed as mild with fev of 78% when it should be a minimum of 80% 
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    Yes it does, but just the initial stages .

    It depends very much very much on your FEV1/FEV reading.

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    That's a very vague expression:  were you told what to do about it?  Eg stop smoking if you're a smoker, go to pulmonary rehab now to keep it at the borderline stage or what?
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      Hello jude..i was told to stop smoking..had this test done twice today once before inhalers then again after inhalers and said there was no change the nurse said she would give the results to doctor and that was it..im just confused about it all at the moment.
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      The inhaler was probably ventolin:  if you have asthma your results will be better after ventolin, mine are always exactly the same, that's all it means.

      Your GP is the best person to ask what the results mean for you

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      thank you jude..yes it is ventolin.but didnt get a better reading after it stayed the same..i also fot fostair inhaler..as you say think i need to see gp as i dont understand this at all.
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    A good question. I am on borderline? FEV1 is 89, Fvc94, but fev1/fvc is 77. The 25 -75 number brought it down. Is this borderline ?
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      I think what others say is right. Get the spirometer numbers from the doctor and ask them or your GP. I think mine is mild, not borderline. But only the doctors can explain it best to you.
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      I don't see how a FEV1 / FVC ratio of 77 in the presence of a normal FEV1 led to a diagnosis of COPD. 
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