Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and Breathing difficulty - from FDA reports

Breathing difficulty is found among people with Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, take medication Spiriva and have High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Breathing difficulty with Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 15,510 people who have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 23, 2018

15,510 people who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Breathing Difficulty are studied.

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Gender of people who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and experience Breathing Difficulty *:

  • female: 61.59 %
  • male: 38.41 %

Age of people who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and experience Breathing Difficulty *:

  • 0-1: 0.01 %
  • 2-9: 0.04 %
  • 10-19: 0.1 %
  • 20-29: 0.19 %
  • 30-39: 0.58 %
  • 40-49: 3.51 %
  • 50-59: 15.78 %
  • 60+: 79.78 %

Top co-existing conditions for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure: 2,085 people, 13.44%
  • Asthma: 1,461 people, 9.42%
  • High Blood Cholesterol: 1,265 people, 8.16%
  • Emphysema (chronic respiratory disease - over inflation of the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs): 864 people, 5.57%
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 730 people, 4.71%

Most common drugs for these people *:

  • Spiriva: 7,633 people, 49.21%
  • Symbicort: 2,463 people, 15.88%
  • Combivent: 1,844 people, 11.89%
  • Advair Hfa: 1,307 people, 8.43%
  • Albuterol: 1,298 people, 8.37%

Top symptoms for these people *:

  • Drug Ineffective: 2,030 people, 13.09%
  • Cough: 1,471 people, 9.48%
  • Pneumonia: 1,210 people, 7.80%
  • Chest Pain: 1,165 people, 7.51%
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness): 775 people, 5.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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