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Do humidity and barometric pressure affect breathing ability significantly?

I have had much-reduced breathing ability during this cold, wet winter.

  1. Thanks for your help, Leon. I really appreciate it.

    1. It's my pleasure, - glad to be able to be of help to you. We're so glad to have you as a member of our online community.

      All the best,
      Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

  2. Hi again, , and thanks for posting your question. It is a good one and a concern that others in the community have mentioned.

    For many people with COPD, humidity and barometric pressure may affect their condition. Various patients may be affected by high levels of humidity, while others are not. Conversely, some folks with COPD are affected by dry weather (low humidity), while still others are not.

    This is a very individual sort of response. As you may be aware, COPD affects all patients differently.

    We have a wealth of material published, right here on COPD.net, which focuses on COPD and humidity. I thought you might find it helpful to read any or all of them. For your convenience, here is a link to several articles: https://copd.net/?s=humidity. I do hope you find them to be helpful.

    We also have a few articles which speak to barometric pressure and COPD. I thought this particular article might provide you with some additional insight for your concern: https://copd.net/living/human-barometer/. I hope you find this to be helpful in a practical way.

    Wishing you well,
    Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

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