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Best Places to Live with COPD
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I told Hubby that I'd joined this group and he was really happy for me (he's the best and most supportive man in the world).

He has a question, though. Is there anyplace particularly GOOD to live if you have COPD? Back in the day people used to move to Arizona for their asthma.

I would guess tropical rain forests are out, huh? :-)
Posted on 10/21/12, 07:55 pm
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Reply #1 - 10/21/12  8:00pm
" I know I asked this question before and the only thing I really remember is the lower the elevation the better. In the winter I live pretty much at sea level but inland in deep south Texas. I have been told the wind and dust in Arizona and Nevada are tough on Copd. But where I live in TX gets very windy and dusty too. "
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Reply #2 - 10/21/12  8:32pm
" I wouldn't know where the best place is, but I'm pretty sure you can scratch southern Nevada off the list. Too hot in the summer, dry and dusty with pollen 12 months a year. I'll be heading to Florida right after the New Years and see how the winter months work there, then up to Michigan for the summer. I should be able to find a decent area eventually. Have van - will travel. Coming soon to a town near you. "
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Reply #3 - 10/21/12  8:53pm
" I'm honestly beginning to belive that the is no one place better than another. Altitude, humidity, dust, smog - who knows? Not only do we all have a different makup to our COPD, but the bottom line for many of us is that home is where our heart is. My wife and I love it and have made our lives here in the middle of the mojave desert. Hot, windy, dusty. I struggle above 4000 ft with less O2 and at sea level with the humidity. This is a good place for me and mine. We know how to live here and what to expect.

Hugs,
Dennis "
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Reply #4 - 10/21/12  9:17pm
" All I know for sure, is that Arizona is not the best place to live. My Dad was born and raised in Oregon; moved to Arizona, because that was the thinking then: Arizona cures lung ailments. My Dad worsened quickly and died in Arizona. My sibling and I all agree the move was a mistake. It made his emphysema worse.

Information I have gathered: Low elevation; high air quality; low (HOT) humidity (like in the Southern States).

I have wanted to live on the Oregon Coast, since I was a teenager. Pulmonary Doctor says "NO WAY". The elevation is low; air is fresh, cool humidity is different that hot humidity. Pulmonary Doc says the mold will kill me. I am allergic to mold. Where there is a lot of rain and high humidity----there is a lot of mold. Darn it all.

Each individual is different in what their own body reacts to.
Each of us with COPD; do well in different places; weather, climate, elevation, humidity, air quality, etc.
I wish you the best. IF there were a perfect place to live; we would all flock there. My humble advice: Know yourself; know your body; know your disease. This will help you with a decision on where to live. "
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Reply #5 - 10/21/12  9:39pm
" All I can say is it's NOT NY. For sure not a good place to live with COPD. "
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Reply #6 - 10/22/12  6:07am
" Lynnie,

I would echo what so many others have told you. If there were a specific place that was significantly better for those of us that suffer from COPD or Emphysema I suspect there would be a population increase in that area. I do believe though that the closer to sea level the better. Take care, Bill "
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Reply #7 - 10/22/12  11:34am
" Hi,
First it is wonderful you have a supportive husband. Family support is very important with this disease!!
I agree there is no perfect place to live, and I have not really scouted around because I am comfortable as I can be right here in Central Texas.
It is not as humid as Houston area, or as cold as Wichita Falls area, so for me it works. I just stay inside on bad days.
Have a blessed week
BJ "
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Reply #8 - 10/22/12  4:10pm
" Hawaii on the beach :>))) "
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Reply #9 - 10/22/12  4:41pm
" In an iron lung :) "
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Reply #10 - 10/22/12  5:02pm
" i have no idea :(:(........but if you find out..........please let me know!!!

I am in Texass, but born and raised in Tucson Az..........NEVER had a problem in AZ.

Didn't "develop" this problem until I had been here 6about 5 years...............and I used to get my "flare-ups" in the cold winters.

Last year, I skid by winter and had no problem...........YIPPEE...............but the flare up that hit me in June I thought would kill me:(:(..........still trying to recovery from it:(:( "

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