Welcome to End Stage COPD! Have you seen a person who has end stage COPD? If you have not met one, you should meet one because it may assist you with quitting smoking. An individual who has end stage COPD is short of breath all the time (worse some times than others), is on oxygen most of the time if not all the time, and has a hacking cough with a lot phlegm. Their skin is frail and thin with scattered bruises most noticeable on the forearms and arms. The reason why their skin is frail is attributed to the chronic use of steroid treatments and every little bump will lead to bruising.
What is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to chronic bronchitis and emphysema, a pair of two commonly co-existing diseases of the lungs.
Symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in smokers include chronic cough, shortness of breath, and frequent respiratory infections. In patients with emphysema shortness of breath is the primary symptom. In patients with bronchitis and bronchiectasis, symptoms include chronic cough and sputum production.
Advanced COPD symptoms include cyanosis, headaches, weight loss, pulmonary hypertension, and coughing up blood.
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