Home > Medical > COPD > FAQs 23 February 2011 Is COPD irreversible? Some of the damage may be irreversible. But quitting smoking and getting treatment can greatly improve someone's quality of life and symptoms. 0 Subscribe to the Newsletter » Join us on Facebook » Ask Stop Smoking Expert » Ask CyberDoc » Anti-Tobacco Art Some of the damage may be irreversible. But quitting smoking and getting treatment can greatly improve someone's quality of life and symptoms. (Health24 A - Z of COPD) More in Medical Apart from smoking, what are the other risk factors for COPD? More: COPDFAQs advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical New estimates for HIV deaths slashed by a quarter Medical New technique forces HIV out of hiding place Medical Criminalisation threatens fight against HIV/Aids News Mushrooms reduce bitterness in cocoa beans News Hula hoop makes a comeback as cardio workout tool News When silence screams – Wits condemns sexual violence From our sponsors A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many. Live healthier Yoga » Exercise time? Yoga mats matter Yoga and sleep What yoga can do for you Yoga is a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.