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The Mayo clinic states that most people are at least 35 to 40 years old when COPD first shows. In addition, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) reports that the disease develops most often in people who are 40 or older.
When you think of COPD, what age range comes to mind?
What age where you when you were diagnosed with COPD?
Furthermore, when the media depicts people living with COPD, do you think they portray individuals as too young, too old or are they spot on?
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