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Hi all i have COPD, have had asthma since a child and chronic Bronchial Asthmasince my early 20's.
Last month i had my annual spirometry test done & went last thursday for my results. The results show that at 52 i now have same lung function as an 84 yr old. I Was stunned when i got the news, forgot to ask questions. As i was a bit breathless, the nurse asked The doctor to come in and see me, he listened to my chest said i was wheezy, i was having an exacerbation. Doctor has put me on a short course of prednisolone 30mg daily for 7days.
He and the nurse reviewed all my other inhalers & tablets i am taking, said to take the cortisone tablets as instructed, carry on with my regular medication and if i have any problems to make an appointment to go back to see nurse.
[i:1334d03d5d][b:1334d03d5d]Does anyone have any idea if i have moderate or severe Copd?[/b:1334d03d5d] [/i:1334d03d5d]I did try to ask couple of questions but they seemed to give me vague answers, I suppose it is possible i wasn't concentrating properly.
Obviously, 1 main question was, do i have emphysema? the doctor and nurse both said i have copd and that Asthma Bronchitis & Emphysema all come under same umbrella.
I look forward to your replies.
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