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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

COPD

01/05/2009

Question:

my brother has been diagnosed with copd and he shakes very bad ans cannot hold on to anything.He can`t walk or even get up to go to the bathroom,I just wanted to know what causes the shaking and weakness?

Answer:

COPD in general is not associated with shakes or tremors; however, it could be as a result of extreme deconditioning.

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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