The life expectancy of a person diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD cannot be predicted, although COPD is a progressive lung disease that shortens overall lifespan, states Healthline. Several fac... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease shortens life expectancy, but it is difficult to predict precisely how long an individual can live with the disease, according to Healthline. Factors that influence life expectancy i... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

COPD, also called chronic obstructive pulmonary, is not reversible, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. However, it is treatable and people can live with it for a long time. More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, symptoms typically appear later in life. It is difficult for medical researchers to determine the exact effect the condition has on reducing life expectancy, notes Clevelan... More »

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 »

The symptoms of COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, include shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing, lack of energy, weight loss and frequent respiratory infections, explains the Mayo Clinic. A chronic... More »

Common respiratory diseases include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, according to MedlinePlus. Asthma is the inflammation of a person's airways, which causes shortness of breath, and COPD is the... More » Health Conditions & Diseases