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Q: I have the end stage of COPD and am on oxygen 24/7 but recently have experienced a very strong weariness that seems to worsen. Is that a natural progression of COPD at this stage? Thank you.

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Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro
4/16/12 3:13pm

Yes, Glo, unfortunately that weariness is quite typical of end-stage COPD. Even with the constant oxygen, your body is not getting enough oxygen into the bloodstream to fully feed your cells. The result is a lack of energy, or fatigue.

 

There is not much you can do about this, other than to carefully balance activity with adequate rest periods.

 

Take care,

Kathi

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By Glo, Community Member— Last Modified: 04/16/12, First Published: 03/23/12