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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Also known as Alpha 1-antitrypsin Deficiency, Bronchitis - Chronic, COPD, Emphysema, Inhalers for COPD, Smoker's Cough

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    Tips + Know the difference

    If you wish to check further about the different lung conditions to gain a greater understandanding do check out Patient UK pages, just type the condition in the search box top right. Below are three patient UK page links, Asthma, Bronchiectasis and COPD.  Sometimes people group all lung condition...

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  • I'm terrified I have COPD

    I recently stopped smoking after a year of stopping and starting again. During this time I noticed a wheeze and the cigarettes seemed to set it off along with a cough. I went to doctors yesterday and she gave me ventolin and has booked an appointment for a spirometer test. Needless to say I've been...

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  • Anyone ever think about smoking?

    i have had a crappy week, husband, health problems, nothing seems to be getting better even though I quit smoking 10 months ago. I don't drink, or take medication,  I even quit coffee for a month,  because my urolagyst said it was harmful.   I now have one coffee. I gotta have sipomething....

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  • Stem-cell Therapy ---- Lungs

    I was just wondering if anyone in USA or Canada has heard of this and what they thought?  I have talk to a Dr. and a Nurse from the States and they say it does work, but cost a few thousand . No one has called me back in Canada yet. Before I spend the money, just want to make sure it's safe...

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  • bad chest for 5 weeks

    i started on easter sunday with a chest infection was prescribed antibiotics and steroids returned to hospital 5 days later due to getting worse was diagnosed with pneumonia prescribed different antibiotics was very ill at home in bed for over a week returned to doctors not getting any better after 4...

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  • A change of inhaler

    Six days ago I was advised to change one of my inhalers from Spiriva to Seebri by Virgin Medical who attended my surgery. I was given a 28 days supply. After 5 days on a walk of one and a half miles to the town centre I found I had to stop three times as I was breathlessn normally I can walk into town...

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  • New to C.O.P.D.

    71 yr old man from U.S. I just typed this entire message here but it just dissappeared for some reason. So here goes again.. Last year I was diagnosed with moderate C.O.P.D. , but didn't take it seriously because I've never experienced shortness of breath. Been walking 3 miles every morning...

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  • mum on oxygen

    Hi I'm new on here and not know about Oxygen in house.  My mum has COPD and comes out Hospital in this Thursday.  The Oxygen is in the house now, and the ones i see for outside use are heavy, and were told they last 2 hours.  She will be on setting 0.5 for 16 hours. and was told we...

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  • doctors

    ok go to gp's for overhaul, request blood test as told to by my respiratory nurse, doctor sits there and tells me she is not convinced that i have copd as i am rather young to have it, even tho' i have decreased lung function am out of breath most of the time even tho' chest xray says i have...

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  • A New Breathing Technique for COPD

    Hello, those of you with COPD or any other breathing problems please try this and report back on whether - or not - this offers any relief to your breathing difficulties: Simply close your mouth and attempt (nothing will actually move) to Smile with just your top lip. Keep your bottom lip Still. Then...

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  • Diet

    Hi just a quick question, what's the best thing i can get to put weight on please ? I have emphysema and acid reflux and because the acid sets my throat off i stopped eating most foods to stop it over 12 months ago, but lost loads of weight and diet is poor even on my records at the doctors...

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  • c.o.p.d

    I am a co2 retainer am end stage c.o.p.d and my condition means i can only use 1ltre off oxygen 8 hrs each night while sleeping. Is their anyone with a simular condition , i am not long out of hospital with another flare up has anyone got advice on the subject.

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  • c.o.p.d

    just wanted to hopfully give some new  people and longer sufferers a bit of hope ​so my story i was born with chronic asthma and spent most of my child hood in hospital then about 20 years ago was diagnosed​ as having c.o.p.d so probably like most of you got down thinking thats it. after felling...

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  • I was diagnosed with END STAGE COPD am depressed.

    I was diagnosed 5 1/2 years ago with Stage 3 copd which as we all here probably know is moderate to severe.  I listed in my Title that I was diagnosed with end stage copd.  The reason I say that is because when diagnosed I had 30% lung function and based on my symptoms I know that I have progressed...

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  • Shortness of breath after I quit smoking, WHATS WRONG WITH ME?!?

    I am 28 years old (about to be 29) and I have been smoking since I was 14. 2 years ago I quit smoking. About a month after I quit, I started getting these short bouts of shortness of breath(SOB)-mainly when I was relaxing. As time went on the bouts. Of SOB got longer and longer and eventually it got...

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  • Does the Buck stop here ??

    I had a C.T. scan which showed up a ""MARK"" on my lungs . Not what was being looked for, pure accident it showed up The consultant duly  informed my G.P, and said he was told by the consultant that a chest Xray might be a good idea Off I went ,had the Xray ,heard nothing from...

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  • Help and advice cbd oil

    My dad has copd all the conventional remedies are coming to an end . I was told about cbd oil does anyone have any first hand knowledge with this

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  • My dad is end of life copd

    help.....my dad is at end stage copd, he has been really bad for over 5 years, he is now in a home and of late uphe is sleeping all the time, feet and legs are hugely swollen and his skin is translucent or wax like....as I have been ready to lose him many times over the last few years I'm really...

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  • Working Fulltime while on oxygen

    I was just put on oxygen 24/7 a week ago. Fortunately, I teach and have the summer off so I feel grateful for having the time to adjust, but I plan to teach full time in the fall. Are there words of wisdom out there for me? I certainly think I can do it, but I'm also learning so much. 

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  • Home based work suggestions

    hi all, first post. I've been diagnosed with COPD for the last 3 years. I've continued to work as a social worker however I am finding the commute of 40 miles each way every day wearing and I have a poor quality of life going to bed each night around 8pm. My job is reactive and there is little...

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  • Shortness of breath

    For the past 2 months I've experienced this new symptom which is dyspnea shortness of breath. I had numerous tests. Xray of the heart and lungs and came out normal. And then I has numerous blood tests & EKG. All normal. I've also seen a cardiologist and he performed a stress test & Echocardiogram....

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  • Bladder weakness while having a chest infection

    Hi, has anyone experienced Bladder weakness when they have a chest infection? I have moderate copd and don't normally have this problem when I'm well. Probably the coughing putting extra strain on the muscles but would like to know if others suffer with this problem.

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  • Oxygen and COPD

    Hello, my brother in law has COPD.  Over 2 years ago he went into hospital because of low levels.  When he came out oxygen was delivered to his home, but after 2 weeks the nurse said he didnt need it so it was removed.  Do I need to tell insurance company when I go abroad?

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  • Very blurred vision

    Hi all So was visiting my dad today and he said yesterday his vision was very blurry and he had to sit down for about 15mins until it passed ....but he's very stubborn and won't just go to the doctor for that..it would have to keep up for a while..he's not long had his eyes tested...just...

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  • Shortness of breath

    Hi there my name is Ivan I'm 25 years old I've been shortness of breath sense May I started having it after a panic attack that sent me to the ER. I currently have General Anxiety Disorder but managing it with the appropriate meds. I've had Different tests Xray of the Heart and lungs ,Numerous...

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  • Chest Pain and Pressure- Can't Breathe

    For 2-3 years GI's told me my chest/rib-cage pain, chest pressure and lack of air was due to reflux. Now I have Barrets and Gastritis but they are saying my symptoms are not related to this.  I have seen every specialist on the book including Pulmonologiest and they just can't tell me what...

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  • Coughing up blood

    Hi all. Have been diagnosed with COPD stage 2 since Jan. 2016. Am a 57 year old non-smoker. Every ten months or so, for the last three years, I have experienced sudden incidents of coughing up blood. My doctor did a Bronchoscopy but was not able to discover the cause. Is there anyone else experiencing...

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  • Housing

    I suffer from severe COPD shortly I'm going to be made homeless through no fault of my own I have a appointment with my local council soon who have indicated that they will rehome me. Can they put me in a hostel with my condition ? I am 55 and my partner is 66 years old Thanks for any information...

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  • COPD and gym

    I do know that if youi have COPD and if you can you must exercise, walk etc. But can you visit gym also? Or is it too hard?

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