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UPDATE!!!!   My COPD is in the moderate stage and doctor says my Alpha 1 test came back negative this means I do not have the genetics that any family member passed this on to me my dad would be happy about that even though he died from COPD. it seems it is Occupational related so seems my Lungs are damaged permanently by my old job at Waste Management now I have to go through test from a lung specialist. Will let you all know what is going on with that as soon as I know anything.

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    Glad to hear that you and your offspring are not EXTRA-susceptible to COPD by the genetic route. At least your lungs are not continuing to be exposed and so any decline in lung function with time should be at a 'normal rate'.

    So treatment can be aimed at minimising symptoms and preventing complications like infection. Have you had the one-off pneumonia jab and annual flu jabs?

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      no I havent but my doctor said the lung specialist may put me under to put a tube down my throat so that is scary but I will just wait to see what all this doctor wants to do...
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    Thank you Kathy for the update! I will watch for your lung test results.

    Hugs 💛💙💜💚❤💛💙💜💚❤💛💙💜💚❤

    Dawn

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      dawn I told my doctor about this site that I talk to others who are impacted by copd. I will keep everyone updated....
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