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What Does Stage II COPD Mean?

As chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD) worsens, the flow of air to and from your lungs gets increasingly limited making it gradually more difficult to breathe. Once you’ve reached Stage II COPD, otherwise known as moderate COPD, your lung function becomes reduced to between 50% and 79% of the predicted normal[1]. What else should you expect during State II COPD?

What to Expect in Stage II COPD

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TTLIFE Oxygen Concentrator——What is Tachypnea?
Tachypnea is the medical term for an increased respiratory (breathing) rate. The normal respiratory rate is 12 to 20 breaths per minute in adults. When the breathing rate is greater than 20 breaths per minute, it is considered tachypnea. Tachypnea is a symptom of an underlying illness and is not a disease, itself.

Causes

Tachypnea can be caused by a wide range of health problems including:

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What Symptoms are Associated with Stage III COPD?

If you’ve been diagnosed with Stage III COPD (severe), airflow limitation worsens as your lung function continues to decline. Your forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV) is between 30% and 49% of the predicted norma and you’re growing increasingly aware of the impact the disease is having on your life as work and chores around the house become more difficult.

Thankfully,COPD treatment and lifestyle changes can help you manage your symptoms and the daily challenges you’re going to face as you move forward in the disease.

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