My mother was told she had COPD when she was 45. I’m 45 now, and I’m wondering if COPD is hereditary?

It is not necessary that the offspring will get COPD if the mother has it. However, certain hereditary genetic disorders such as Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency can cause COPD, so if there is a family history of COPD then one can undergo testing to rule out the possibility of getting COPD

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