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I had asthma as a child diagnosed with sleep apnea and mild case of narcolepsy at 40 and then copd shortly after that just had a flareup recovered with prednisolone quit smoking breathing good but can I expect to improve a little more from quitting smoking

  1. Hi again, BenDavis, and thanks for sharing your history and current medical circumstances with the community. While we cannot provide medical advice or diagnostics over the internet (for your own safety), your concern certainly warrants a reply.

    As you may be aware, COPD is a progressive disease. As such, there are ways to slow down it's progress. We do have some published material on this very aspect of COPD - for your convenience, I thought you might gain some additional insight from this article: https://copd.net/living/progress-can-be-slowed/.

    As well, quitting smoking is one of the best accomplishments you can achieve with this condition. This article focuses on how quitting smoking may benefit those with COPD: https://copd.net/living/rewards-quitting-smoking-nutshell/.

    I do hope you find both articles to be helpful. You may also want to discuss this further with your physician.

    What do you think?
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

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