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I'm 65 with severe COPD

Lung Health | Last Active: Jun 30, 2017 | Replies (7)

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Hi @miarosa, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I'm one of the community moderators here. I'm sorry to hear about what you're going through - I can imaging how overwhelming it must be to deal with the diagnosis on top of your full, busy life with your family! I'm glad to hear that you're able to stay active even when you're having trouble breathing - regular exercise is one of the best ways to manage COPD. I thought you might be interested to see this link, it includes some recommendations for other ways to manage COPD at home: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/copd/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20032017

It's important to talk to your family and friends about all of this. It sounds like they're a strong support system to you - have you talked to your family about the diagnosis?

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Hello my name is Robert, I am 60 years old and have COPD 3 . It will be 2 years in Aug. that I was Diagnosed and it has been a challenge. Hoping to find a clinical trial using stem cells. Some seem legitimate, others not so much. I have a Medicare plan insurance which also affects my choices. Has anyone had any luck researching or using stem cell therapy for COPD. Regeneration of Lung tissue for transplant seems what researchers are working on, but that will be to far in the future to help me. The mayo clinic website was one of the best I've researched but the treatments for living with COPD are only palliative.