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Posted on 6/10/18 6:30 PM
Interested in hearing about life health history of those with COPD.
I am 80 and developed this condition at about age 77. My life was a model of paying attention to my health. I never smoked, and was highly active in physical sports. As a serious runner for 20 years, my Atrial Fib attacks began about age 60. I required a heart pace maker, as a heart ablation was not possible.
Today I treat COPD with Symbicort and daily Spiriva inhalations. I am still short of breath.
It seems my healthy lifestyle did nothing to prevent the disease.
Beginning of the discussion - 6/12/18How was your health before COPD? Did your life health history contribute to your diagnosis? https://www.carenity.us/forum/copd/living-with-copd/how-was-your-health-before-copd-did-your-life-health-history-contribute-to-your-diagnosis-207
Posted on 6/12/18 7:53 AM
Hello; I am 65 and came down with COPD in my 50s. I did smoke and so did my ex. We also frequented many smoking establishments when were younger. I am doing better now, however. I attribute it to exercise, eating right, and baking soda.
Are you exercising at all? walks daily?
Posted on 6/12/18 9:53 PM
I no longer can be the serious runner I was. I do walk short distances about 3 times a week, am short of breath most times.
Still disappointed that the "no-smoking, diet-care" that made up my whole life, seems to have not been a factor. Or maybe it just delayed the COPD onset.
I was an oddity among my high school and college friends. I always felt it didn't make much sense to put smoke into your lungs.
Posted on 6/12/18 9:54 PM
do you ingest the baking soda??
Posted on 6/19/18 4:13 AM
@cr90931! What does baking soda do
Posted on 6/25/18 7:19 PM
@tmac1830 what does baking soda do for copd?