Life expectancy for patients with end-stage COPD varies widely based on a number of factors, explains the Lung institute. Approximately 90 percent of patients with the most severe ...
Oct 1, 2013 ... There are four different stages of COPD. Patients with "end stage" or "stage IV"
COPD can live for years, even with severely compromised lung ...
Dec 7, 2014 ... Stages of COPD - Stage 4 or "End Stage" ... I was able to survive for another 11
years in so-called "end stage", and finally went for the ...
Nutritional counseling -- This may be suggested as malnutrition is a common complication in end stage COPD
and increases the risk of death.
Psychological and social support -- These are an important aspect of treatment, as many patients do not discuss end
-of-life issue... More »
Jun 2, 2010 ... My mother has end-stage COPD and recently, she was worrying herself sick
wondering how she would know the end was approaching and ...
Many barriers hinder the provision of good end of life care in COPD, including the
.... Patients in the late stages of COPD are often housebound, but receive little ...
WebMD discusses the prognosis for people with COPD, whether they're in the ...
exercise regimen because of a little breathlessness at the end -- all those are ...
For those with severe COPD prognosis can be very poor. A palliative care
approach has been advocated in the management of end-stage COPD but our ...
Read our caregiver's guide on stage 4 COPD for helpful action steps, tips on how
to ... become fatalistic and act as if it's time to give up and prepare for the end.