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How much of lung loss due to COPD constitutes stage 4 and how do we get a dr to tell us more than her lungs are shot?
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Stage 4 is defined as:  very severe, with spirometry showing an FEV1, which is the amount of air one can exhale in one second following a deep breath, of less than 30% of predicted.  Disease of this severity is often accompanied by chronic respiratory failure and frequently requires the continuous use of supplemental oxygen.  If, “her lungs are shot” truly was the only statement by “her” physician, you will need to consult with another doctor, preferably a lung specialist to get more information about optimum therapy and prognosis.  To learn more please read our chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) information by copying and pasting this address

http://www.nationaljewish.org/healthinfo/conditions/copd/index.aspx

into the address window of your internet browser.  To read all of the information available, be sure to click on each of the links on the left.

Good luck.
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