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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Tiredness

06/07/2011

Question:

is tiredness and having no energy a part of copd

Answer:

Feeling tired or fatigued can be a symptom of COPD. If it is very noticeable when you are exerting yourself, it could be a symptom of low oxygen levels. It could also indicate a lack of sleep at night from your breathing or low oxygen levels at night. It can be a symptom of exacerbation of COPD as well. 

You should mention this to your doctor and see if any other tests need ordered to help define if this is from COPD or from an entirely different problem. If it is from COPD, there may be additional treatments that may help. 

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Response by:

Karen L Wood, MD Karen L Wood, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University