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Has anyone else been diagnosed with severe COPD at age 37?

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  • jo64
    10 months ago

    Hi tdthomas have you been tested for alpha1? Next time you go to your Dr. ask to be tested for it….let me know what the outcome is please .. Good luck

  • Janet Plank moderator
    11 months ago

    Hi tdthomas
    As Leon mentioned, some do say that they were diagnosed with COPD at an early age. For those that I have talked with, they contracted COPD from other ways than smoking.
    Do you know what caused your COPD? Were you just diagnosed?
    I would like to hear back from you. We learn so much from each other. Know that you aren’t alone.
    Janet (site moderator)

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    12 months ago

    Hi tdthomas22 and thanks for your post. We do have community members who have advised their diagnosis with COPD at early ages. I’m hopeful some will see your inquiry and chime in.
    Wishing you the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

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