How was your health before COPD? Did your life health history contribute to your diagnosis?

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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 - 6/12/18

How was your health before COPD? Did your life health history contribute to your diagnosis?


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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?

How was your health before COPD? Did your life health history contribute to your diagnosis?


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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.

Terry

How was your health before COPD? Did your life health history contribute to your diagnosis?


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do you ingest the baking soda??

How was your health before COPD? Did your life health history contribute to your diagnosis?


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@cr90931! What does baking soda do

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@tmac1830 what does baking soda do for copd?

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