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What is my life expectancy if I have severe COPD?

There is no time limit on how long a person can live, even with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). If you exercise safely and effectively and pay attention to early warning signs of acute exacerbation of COPD—and act on those early warning signs—you can live a full life.

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