How long can COPD patients live after diagnosis?
It depends on your severity, age and many other factors. For example, at the age of 65, the reductions in male life expectancy for stage1, stage2, and stage 3 or 4 disease in current smokers are 0.3 years, 2.2 years, and 5.8 years. These are in addition to the 3.5 years lost due to smoking. In former smokers, the reductions are 1.4 years and 5.6 years for stage2 and stages 3or 4 disease, the in never smokers they are 0.7 years and 1.3 years.
The longevity of life relies on many factors. The most essential factor is about smoking.
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