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my 86 year old father with copd

Posted by @hiltzy, Nov 14, 2017

I need help my father has copd emphysema from asbestosis . his lung capcity is 60% I don’t know if that is good or bad. he has a healthy appetite. he now sleeps a lot. I have address this to the doctors. does anyone out there have copd at this age and is fatigue a symptom of this disease thankyou for the help

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I am a few days away from 81. Sorry he has copd but 60% is better than most. Yes he may want to rest more due to copd and his age. His body will let him know when he needs to rest. He is fortunate to have a child to care for him. God bless.

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I am a few days away from 81. Sorry he has copd but 60% is better than most. Yes he may want to rest more due to copd and his age. His body will let him know when he needs to rest. He is fortunate to have a child to care for him. God bless.

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thankyou so much for the help I truly appreciate it susan

Just remember a lung function test result is NOT 60% lung capacity, BUT 60% of a healthy 86 year old man. To me that is depressing, and I am around 40% at 67 yr old.

hi waterboy so sorry you are going thru this disease. I wasn’t trying to make anyone depressed I just needed some answers to help my father. I took care of my mother with advanced ovarian cancer and it was tough. I’m trying to help my dad feel better. I checked with my fathers lung doctor to see if I could add some vitamins and herbs and they said yes that it couldent hurt. hope you have a great holiday susan

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