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 15,586 people who have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from FDA , and is updated regularly.



On Jun, 30, 2018

15,586 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: 0.6000000000000001 %
  • 40-49: 3.52 %
  • 50-59: 15.76 %
  • 60+: 79.78 %

Top co-existing conditions for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 2,085 people, 13.38%
  2. Asthma: 1,461 people, 9.37%
  3. High Blood Cholesterol: 1,265 people, 8.12%
  4. Emphysema (chronic respiratory disease - over inflation of the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs): 865 people, 5.55%
  5. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 730 people, 4.68%

Most common drugs for these people *:

  1. Spiriva: 7,700 people, 49.40%
  2. Symbicort: 2,463 people, 15.80%
  3. Combivent: 1,846 people, 11.84%
  4. Albuterol: 1,318 people, 8.46%
  5. Advair Hfa: 1,307 people, 8.39%

Top symptoms for these people *:

  1. Drug Ineffective: 2,036 people, 13.06%
  2. Cough: 1,475 people, 9.46%
  3. Pneumonia: 1,213 people, 7.78%
  4. Chest Pain: 1,171 people, 7.51%
  5. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness): 775 people, 4.97%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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