Symptoms of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, include breathlessness, fatigue, anxiety, pain and depression by order of prevalence, states Spathis and Booth in the International Journal of Chronic... More »

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, in its final stage is characterized by significantly reduced quality of life due to shortness of breath, according to Healthline. Life-threatening breathing problems may oc... More »

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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 emphysema symptoms survive for at least ... More »

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Symptoms of thyroid problems include muscle and joint pain, neck agitation, bowel problems, changes in hair and skin, fatigue, weight gain, and depression or anxiety, according to About.com. Women may also suffer from ir... More »

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the most common signs of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease include chest tightness, wheezing, shortness of breath, constant cough or a cough that produces a... More »

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, in its final stage is characterized by significantly reduced quality of life due to shortness of breath, according to Healthline. Life-threatening breathing problems may oc... More »

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Individuals with very mild, stage 1 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, have a normal life expectancy. As the disease progresses, the prognosis worsens. Once individuals are admitted to the intensive care uni... More »