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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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  • End Stage COPD, Heart Failure - help!!

    Hi my father has been very poorly for some time however in June we was told he had End stage COPD and End stage heart failure. As well as this he has type 2 diabetes that is very uncontrolled. He overcome a bowel obstruction a couple of weeks ago yet his tummy is still very swollen but that may be …

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  • Ibuleve gel

    I have copd and also have a very bad back and was wondering if anyone else with copd or asthma have used ibuleve gel and if it had any effect on your breathing

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  • Dr gave me wrong Spiriva Respimat

    My doctor gave me the wrong Spiriva Respimat. She gave me the one for asthma and I need the one for COPD. I am only getting half of the medicine I need. My doctor is out of the office until next week. The nurse told me to double up on this respimat to equal the dosrage I need. Does anyone think …

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  • Copd and travel

    Hi all  So I have a family holiday in November to Florida with my dad stage 3 copd sufferer...I will be getting him insurance for his condition (any recommendations would be great) my concern is he is on inhaler..he has flown last year and was fine this is a 9 hr flight though with a small …

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  • Meds Don't help Breathing with Emphysema

    My albuterol treatments and one puff a day do nothing for my breathing. I struggle to breath when I do anything. I have stage 2 emphysema why would it be so bad? I have no mucus which is odd. I always get lung infections from allergies and am beginning to think I don't have emphysema. Any …

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  • Copd and travelling in hot weather

    Hello my husband was diagnosed with asthma/fixed airway obstruction (which I assume is copd) in 2015.  He has not had to take any emergency medication since then until March of this year when he had his first flare up during freezing weather with snow on the ground.  since then he has had …

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  • Hi everyone

    Has anyone else tried CBD oil to help with COPD  It’s only been a few days using CBD oil but I have found a difference it is helping me  Please let me know if anyone as tried this and did it help thank you 

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  • Trying understand my COPD diagnosis!

    I gave up smoking 2 years ago, I was diagnosed with COPD 10 months ago. My spirometry test just basically said that there was a "severe obstruction" there was no mention from my Doctor wether I was stage 1,2,3 or4? Can anyone enlighten me as to what stage I may be at? I'm about to …

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  • COPD+Diazepam

    I have been diagnosed with this debilitating disease and though the medical council would most likely be horrified to learn that i have been taking high doses of Diazepam 30/40mg. With this amount of this drug in my system i found for the first time in a long while that i could Run as i had need …

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  • Flying with Oxygen

    I've just been advised to use oxygen when flying and my slight concern is with the rather complicated form I have to fill in to travel with Thomas Cooke airlines. Has anyone out there had experience of this please - were they helpful, obstructive, was the process quite simple? Any advice would …

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  • How can I put on weight with COPD

    Hi Everyone, Is this hot weather having a bad effect on you?. Do please tell me how you are coping. My question concerns weight loss over a two year period due to COPD.  I feel fine and I'm managing my COPD well but I can't seem to put on weight even though I eat a healthy and …

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  • Copd

    Any one here have to use  oxygen because at night your oxygen goes down into the 70s ? 

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  • Need Help - PFT shows probable restriction

    Friends Am 46 yr old Male now. I am ex-smoker and now smoke once in a while during parties.My first PFT was done in 2011 and FEV1 was 60% with probable restriction. The Pulmo ordered for a HRCT and it came normal and didnt prescribe anything other than reducing weight. I then did my PFT in 2015, …

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  • Oxygen Therapy

    My COPD has left me with 30% capacity. I trust my Pulmonary Specialist (Dr.) as he has had me try most of the powder inhalers, a nebulizer, and mist inhalers, Each day is a new adventure as to just how good or bad I will feel throughout the day. All too often it is a roller coaster ride that I can&# …

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  • Zephr Endobroncial Valve System by Pulmonx

    The FDA in the   US has  just approved this treatment which is for severe emphysema.  It is approved in a number of other countries including Britain.  Has anyone out there heard of it or had the treatment.  I live in Canada but I am going to begin exploring my chances …

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  • Chest xray

    I had a chest xray 2weeks ago due to getting more and more breathless and coughing all day and night. Phoned for the results today and was told the xray was normal. How can it be normal if I have Copd. I'm confused any help would be appreciated

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  • COPD

    Nurse carried our spirometry ordered by doc due to a few chest infections I had. I was still coughing alot the day I went and bringing up green. I had to use my blue inhaler as by the time I walked the fifteen mins to my docs I could not breath relieved it pretty well. When blowing into spirometry …

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  • level 2

    I have been told I am at level 2 with COPD, what am I to expect, I have inhaler Anoro ellipta

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  • Black things in my mucus

    I'm a nonsmoker & 22 years old. From last December I am observing some black hairy things when I cough up.... I was given a Chest X-ray which came out clear  the doc said the black things could be dirt and I also had back pain back xray showed it was muscle spasm....  But I still …

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  • 75y/o grandad and COPD.

    Good evening all. I don’t have COPD but my grandfather is in the process of being diagnosed. He’s 75 and has had a prolonged cough for 6 years now. 4 years ago he was told it was it was an allergic reaction to his two cats and his pet budgie. Obviously I did question this however nothing came of it. …

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  • Muggy weather

    Hi Everyone, Silly question really but has anyone else in England suffered from this heavy humid weather with the air full of floating white stuff?  I can hardly move sometimes recently so I've just started taking my steroids.  I suppose I just need re-assurance and hope that my COPD …

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  • Vitamin D level, Low Ferritin

    Hello there. I've been under the treatment: I had a Vitamin D defiency, also ferritin; and also thyroid. In one month, my 25 Hydroxyn Vitamin D has been increased to 72.74 ng/mL (from 5.76 ng/mL) my ferritin (4.54 to 5.74) levels only got one point higher, hemoglobin levels are also …

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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 …

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  • My mum has just been diagnosed with COPD.

    Hello My mum who is 67 has just been diagnosed with COPD. She has smoked since her teens and never stopped. For the past 5 years she's had so many chest infections and now she is breathless all the time and wheezes. She gets breathless just talking. She said she will quit smoking but she hasn …

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  • transplant

    Hן  I wonder if you have any knowledge about lunges transplant I have heard about a hospital in Virginia   Any knowledge? Tnx Nili Tal, Israel

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  • Chest and back pain.

    hello all!  I need some help.  I’ve been taking Spivera inhaler for several years and have been given Breo Ellipta about 8 months ago.   Everything was fine until November 2 when I started getting bazaar back pain in the center of chest.  Ended up in the hospital with cardio …

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  • Pulmonx-Zephyr Endobronchial Valve

    Have been doing some reading and discovered this treatment is approved in 20 countries.  Not yet in US or Canada or Mexico.  Does anyone have any info or been part of the test group?   

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  • COPD and benefits

    Hi everyone. I am looking for some advice. I am awaiting a diagnosis and wondered if anyone could tell me about any possible benefits I could receive. I have worked all my life but now I may not be able to continue due to my health

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  • use of oxygen

    Hi, Have read where oxygen is really not to help the lungs so much as to help the heart. It works so hard pumping and the oxygen is supposed to help. Have been using oxygen for a week, mainly at night when I sleep (it dries out my sinus and eyes so badly, even with eye drops and saline for nose....) …

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  • New here, also, apparent mild emphysema

    Hi, I smoked for many years; quit a lot, but still leaves 25. I am 57 and was diagnosed with mild emphysema last month. It was not a shock, but I am still in part denial and going day to day. I have been doing some walking (however, I live in a hot climate most of the year). I find that the …

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  • Steroids

    Stopped taking steroids last week after being on them for most of this year through having flare ups one after the other doc wanted to see me when I was having flare up couldn't get to see him saw another doc who said I have a virus felt so breathless had to leave work ,I think it's with …

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