Home > Medical > COPD > FAQs Updated 17 September 2014 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.com) More in Medical Apart from smoking, what are the other risk factors for COPD? More: COPDFAQs advertisement Get a quote Fedhealth - What cover is right for you? 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 Nasal balloon a possible solution for 'glue ear' Diet and nutrition FDA approves stomach-filling balloon for weight loss Lifestyle Consumers shower and sleep with smartphones Parenting Should aborted foetuses be used for stem cell research? Sex Transgender not caused by hormone imbalance Sex Jealousy may drive people to drink From our sponsors Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Hydration is vital all year round Momentum Health: an industry leader in healthcare Live healthier Up for grabs » Raw pet food a risky choice New finding on pet food scare Why do wet dogs stink? Win food for your pet Stand a chance of winning a lazy bed and new Hill’s Ideal Balance dog food! Cure your cough » Diagnosing a chronic cough The most abused over-the-counter drug in SA Five of the weirdest things to cause a cough Why are you coughing? A cough can be a symptom of a wide variety of different health conditions, ranging from a foreign body to infective diseases and even cancer.