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I newly diagnosed with copd how many years I can live am so afraid

  1. Hi . Welcome to the community. I am glad you found us, especially since you are new to COPD. A new diagnosis can be really overwhelming and scary, but I can assure you we have many members who have lived a long time with COPD and are still living their lives fully. Good medical and self-care is super important. Has your doctor given you a stage for your COPD? Do you feel like you are on a good treatment plan? Are you able to exercise at all? Here is a wonderful article from one of our advocates with advice for people who are newly diagnosed: I hope you find it comforting and that others chime in here as well. Please know we are here for you whenever you need support or a place to vent. Gentle hugs. - Lori (Team Member)

    1. Matrixx5. I was diagnosed in 2003 and still go to the gym and travel though at 80 years of age I am marginally slower than I used to be. Provided you exercise (most important!) and generally look to your normal health and have no other problems (heart, other disease etc) you should have a long long life ahead.
      Yes, at the start it can be frightening (due to probable ignorance.). I follow developments in various sciences and yes, there have been interesting US developments in the COPD field which may result in serious help in a few years time. (Incidentally, just shown, ladies need far less exercise than men! "ouch"😉 I repeat - you could live out a long normal life if you follow the suggestions of doctors and the managers here. Fight it and DON'T let it get you down!"

      1. thanks bro I really likeyour comment

      2. , Hi there, can I say you are amazing, bin there and dunit, a Great role model to us all. It has made me feel better reading your post, Yes this can PROVE there is life after a Copd or Emphysema diagnosis. Thankyou again,X

    2. Thanks guys for kind replay

      1. Any one here have chronic bronchitis

        1. Hi, Matrix! Allow me to offer you a belated welcome to the site. 😀 I hope we can be helpful to you and I'm glad you found us!

          So, actually, the majority of people with COPD have at least some symptoms of chronic bronchitis. COPD generally refers to two conditions: chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

          Here is an article that explains more about chronic bronchitis:

          You are not alone, especially in this community where most people are in similar circumstances. How have you been this week? Feel free to ask as many questions as you want, or share your feelings if you are looking for support.

          Take care, and I'll see you around! -Melissa, copd team

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