MRC Dyspnoea Scale in COPD
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Medical Research Council dyspnoea scale in COPD
1: Not troubles by breathlessness except on strenuous exercise.
2: Short of breath when hurrying or walking up a slight hill.
3: Walks slower than contemporaries on the level because of breathlessness, or has to stop for breath when walking at own pace.
4: Stops for breath after about 100, or after a few minutes on the level.
5: Too breathless to leave the house, or breathless when dressing or undressing.

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Dr Tom Leach MBChB DCH EMCert(ACEM) FRACGP currently works as a GP and an Emergency Department CMO in Australia. He is also a Clinical Associate Lecturer at the Australian National University, and is studying for a Masters of Sports Medicine at the University of Queensland. After graduating from his medical degree at the University of Manchester in 2011, Tom completed his Foundation Training at Bolton Royal Hospital, before moving to Australia in 2013. He started almostadoctor whilst a third year medical student in 2009. Read full bio

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