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My sister has COPD and just recently has a bacterial pnemonia is this life threatening?
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Hello. Thank you for posting.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive condition that affects your ability to breathe well. It encompasses several medical conditions, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In addition to a reduced ability to breathe in and out fully, symptoms can include a chronic cough and increased sputum production.
As the disease progresses, a person is more susceptible to complications, such as:
respiratory infections, including colds, flu, and pneumonia. We can't know the specifics of her condition, so you should speak to her doctor.
HelenaMarch 31, 2018 - 5:21am