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I have a question please

Hi IAM cat IAM 42 and I suffered a collapsed lung and then got told I have COPD I have a anora inhaler . I have read that some people have lived for 20 years with this COPD is this right and what are your experiences


  1. Hi Catherine, and thanks for sharing your recent medical history with the community. I know you have posted similar concerns elsewhere on our community platform which have received responses already.
    To address this concern of yours, many of our community members are living long, productive and rewarding lives with this condition.
    In fact, there are lifestyle changes which actually help to slow the progression of the disease. I thought you might gain some additional insight for your concern, from this article: https://copd.net/living/progress-can-be-slowed.
    I am hopeful others in the community will read about your concern and chime in to share their own personal experiences here with you.
    Please know, you are always welcome in our community. If there is anything we can assist you with, please let me or any other moderator / team member know.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

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