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 »

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As of 2014, patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease admitted to an intensive care unit have a death rate of 24 percent, states MedicineNet. If that person is over 65, this death rate doubles. Patients with CO... More »

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There are currently no formulas or rules to determine the life expectancy of individuals suffering from COPD, according to the Lung Institute. Although the disease ultimately causes death, there are a number of variables... More »

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 »

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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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a lung disease that is often a combination of chronic bronchitis and emphysema, states WebMD. People suffering from COPD have difficulty breathing and a chronic cough ac... 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 »