Hello everyone, I am writing my first ,post. I have copd and am 74 years old, on oxygen at night only. Can anyone tell me the length of time you are in each of these "so called stages". Also do the stages go faster when you are older. I am in a moderate stage. Thanks for the reply's. John
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Everybody is different John so our experiences of copd vary a lot. How it progresses will depend on so many things possibly including whether you have other conditions which impact on your health. The most important thing to slow progression is to exercise as much as you are able, to eat a good diet and to keep away from infection as far as possible.
I am well into the severe stage and was diagnosed at moderate 16 years ago. But still living well and enjoying life. Welcome to the site
Hi John, I've no idea what stage I'm on, but whatever it is it hasn't moved much in the last 10 years and I'm 85 now. Like Bernadette said, don't worry about it and get on with enjoying your life.
Well, apart from COPD, Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, glaucoma, two replacement knee joints, bad hips, over weight and one or two other minor complaints, I'm absolutely fine, thanks.
As somebody once said, if I'd know I was going to live this long I'd have taken better care of myself.
hi John my name is margaret,and l just found out a few months ago that l was stage 2 but last month l got the flu and came down with pnuemonia and was told l was closer to stage 3 but after 4 days in the hospita l believe l am back to 2 but l feel so much better.don't worry about theses things,first if u do what the dr. tells u and don't rush things you will do well.l have had copd for many years and have my ups and downs but the Lord is with me.take care and it was nice chatting with u.
Hello, sorry to hear you have COPD, my husband had it too. My only suggestion is to follow your doctors advice, be very patient with yourself and pray lots. You can live with this illness for many years ( hope you are not a smoker) and be able to have almost a normal life. If using Albuterol, do so as needed and try your best to eat as healthy as you can, low sodium cooking is top priority! I'm writing you from Florida in USA, please know many blessings are on your way.