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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Emphysema Environment

07/21/2008

Question:

Is there an area in the U.S. where a person with emphysema would benefit from less pollen, humidity etc? ie where is the best place to live if you have emphysema?

Answer:

Some people may do better with a drier climate, such as Arizona.  However, how an emphysema patient does in different climates and living environments is very individualized.

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Response by:

Mahasti   Rittinger, RRT Mahasti Rittinger, RRT
Clinical Program Manager of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University

Phillip T Diaz, MD Phillip T Diaz, MD
Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University