I've heard about this and wondered if m Copd is hereditary than actually down to my smoking..
My nana passed away in her early 40's with COPD, she was a smoker but her sister passed away with COPD/Cancer, she never smoked. I know my aunty had this condition for yrs, I lived with her so knew her issues..
Could it be that my COPD is hereditary and made worse with my smoking..?
I feel my doctor is not treating me correctly because he blames everything on my smoking. I've had asthma for yrs..
I have issues with cramp, painful feet only at night at the moment but have had a couple of experiences where when I stand on my feet its like walking over glass.. I have pneumatic spots on my lungs and waiting for another xray to see if they are gone.. When I spoke to gp about feet he mentioned hardening of the arteries but doing nothing about it.. I have osteo arthritus in my lower back confirmed with xrays, my right hip has been an issue for 3 yrs now and he won't send me to see someone until I se physio which I've refused because when I saw her 3 yrs ago she created more issues for me with trapping a nerve (I'd do exercise she taught me then trap the nerve and go down like a sack of spuds) so, understandably, I refused giving reason why. He won't send me to a specialist until I do but now its happening to my left hip and I'm too scared to ask to see someone other than him concerning it.. he just seems to dismiss me as if its all in my head.. This is why I won't ask for Alpha-1 test. I have to say I would really like to have the test and it show its not entirely my fault and make him treat properly.. I know I should change surgery but I want to prove this bugger wrong first, then leave..
Thanks for listening..