How Fast Does COPD Progress?
Learn About the Stages of COPD and How to Delay Its Progression
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a progressive disorder marked by inflammation and mucus build-up in the airways and lungs. While there's no cure, you can manage the condition and maximize life expectancy by making positive lifestyle changes. But first, you need to understand how COPD worsens over time. Let's look into the different stages of COPD, how quickly the disease progresses, and how to manage your condition effectively. What Are the Stages of COPD? There are two ways to group the stages of COPD: GOLD grades and ABCD groups. GOLD The GOLD system has four COPD stages (or grades) based on a person's FEV1 (forced expiratory volume) — a measurement of how much air you can forcefully exhale in one second. The GOLD stages include the following: - Grade 1: Mild COP
Dayton Respiratory Center
Nov 23 2022
4 mins read