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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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  • Vee2 5

    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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  • helen50835 2

    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

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  • MSME 2


    Hi I went to the doctors two weeks ago, doctor took bloods said it came back with low oxygen could indicate COPD, had a Spiro test with the nurse a few days later, i blew 78% the first time, then blew 102 the second time after i took my inhaler, Nurse said to me im 78% and have mild COPD and the

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  • caroline79096 2

    I need some advice ref my p I p claim.

    Hi I'm currently on low d la care but higher mobility so I have a car. Recently bought second hand scooter as I can't walk far at all now. But had a p I p Even though she'd written I can walk more than 20 meters without being out of breath. Plus spinal problems. Then ticked the

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  • patricia88091 1


    Hi i have alpha 1 antitryptsine defficiency and i am getting dredfull cramp at night I have tried all the usual meds ( vit c and magnesium ) but not helped can anyone else who have this tell me if this is due to the alpha or something else entirley , Has anyone any good remidies to prevent cramp?

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  • Wainright22 2

    Advice please

    Hi Everyone, I am not looking for medical advice obviously, but has anyone here had a bad cold and ended up coughing clear phlegm for weeks went to my Dr and he gave me antibiotics, did a oxygen test on the finger and said it was near perfect, but still have the phlegmy cough

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  • Rea41 1

    Loss of Fev1

    Hello all, bit nervous not done this before. Diagnosed 5 yrs. ago with emphysema. Fev1 - lost 4 ml each yr. for 4 yrs. which is normal loss am told. This year lost 120 ml. Symptoms same. Seeing specialist - 4 months wait. Anyone any experience of this and what happens at appointment  please?

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  • john80670 4

    Had another lung function test

    My last lung function results some say this means i don't have CODP if you go by The GOLD reports but my doctor says i do. can anyone on here help with these ?

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  • julie07318 3

    The Umbrella of COPD

    HI  everyone  as  a recently  diagnosed   person with  COPD.   Does  anyone  on here  actually  know   what   the names  of all  the  illnesses  are  that  are  under  the  umbrella  of  COPD.    hope  you understand   what  im  asking  .  many thanks    julie    xx

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  • ryan27021994 1

    23 Years Old with Mild Emphysema

    Hi All, I am 23, a non-smoker and consider myself fit and healthy. I had a nasty cough for 8-10 weeks and have been susceptible to colds, feeling run down for stretches of time etc for about 6 months. Hoping to get some reassurance or perhaps just a bit more information as I have recently had

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  • Ruggles 1

    Wei institute herbs for copd?

    Has anyone used wei institute herbs for copd my wife has been on them for 3 weeks now and seems to feel better and she's taking msm from the feed store powder form as well as myself I definitely have more energy and feel better to. I'd like to know if anyone else has used these herbs? I pray they

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  • SpetzNax 2

    Shortness of breath, what is it really ?

    Hi, One of the most common symptoms of COPD or  other respiratory diseases is shortness of breath on exertion. However can anyone tell me what is the shortness of breath, that we need to worry about ? I can lift my child who weights 40 lbs and walk for about 10 minutes and I then need to put him

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  • leanne73643 2

    Dad diagnosed with copd

    Hi everyone  my dad has been diagnosed with severe copd(nov 16) have read so many stories and information my heads going to honestly dont even know what i am looking for as i have read it all before, its as if i think i will find an know others with copd and dont get me

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  • Misty04 1
  • Katinka46 2

    Obliterative Bronchioltis

    Ten months ago someone called Cheryl posted that she had recently been diagnosed with Obliterative Bronchiolitis. Are you still on this forum,Cheryl? I should like to make contact with you if so. Our histories are similar, apart from the fact that I am much older than you.  Anyone else with this condition? ...

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  • kendall1873 1
  • pam34048 4

    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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  • SpetzNax 2

    Is this COPD or am I just freaking out.

    Hi all, Before I begin, let me state that I am not looking for a diagnosis online, my doctor has not confimed anything yet and wants me to take meds (Doxofylline 650 mg) for a week and then check, however I am getting anxious. I visited my doctor after a post workout breathlessness and

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  • soon39929 1

    mean annual spo2 decrease in severe emphysema patients

    I had been mild emphysema patient from 2005 (spo2 level 97%) and developed to stage 3 (severe) patient with spo2 level 95% in 2013. Now(2017) my spo2 level decreased again to 92%. My Doctor suggests that i might be on LTOT within 3-5 years. Anybody experienced this decrease?

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  • cl4y73 1

    44 Stage 2 non-smoker. Still nervous.

    I know a lot have it worse than I do but I'm curious if COPD progresses fast? I've never smoked and for years thought it was asthma. Now I'm getting winded just doing household chores or playing with my kids. I thought I was just out of shape but guess not.

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  • samantha17749 1


    Hi my dad as been diagnosed with emphysema and cor pulmonale can anyone give me any information please and what life expectenancy

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  • matthewmanaw 1

    Weight Loss

    I have chronic bronchitis and I've lost so much weight. How do I regain the weight I've lost? Please help.

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  • Shandra55 1

    copd what will get this junk out of my lungs?

    I am in the last stages of copd or so they say. My biggest problem is flare ups and all that junk in my lungs. I take seveal inhalers but is there anything I can take that will bring this mucus up?  Any help I will be grateful for. Thanks

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  • LouAnne8000 2

    Stage 4

    My dr. recently said I was in Stage 4 of COPD. I feel like I've been here for years! Does anyone know how this progresses? I'm on 30mg of steroids and on oxygen 24/7. It is very difficult to do housework, but I think I'm ok. Am I just hanging on waiting for a really bad flare up?

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  • Nanny10 2

    Copd and pleurisy

    my husbands family have all died from lung cancer.  He has very severe copd and uses am bipap machine at night. He gave up smoking on diagnosis.  We manage exacerbations with emergency medicines. He has now developed pleurisy which is being treated with antibiotics.  His sister developed this

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  • will24 3

    Quick question regarding results

    27 yr old male,I am currently in the middle of being diagnosed with a rare neuromuscular disorders and had to undergo a lot of pulminary function testing. My family doctor did not understand the results so i have to wait 3 months until i see the neruomuscular specalisist again. The breathing test

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  • deanne77778 2

    How to deal with a COPD flare-up

    Hi Lovely People, I have just finished a five day course of antibiotics and steroids for a flare-up but I am still SOB and coughing.  Does this mean I need a second course please?  Of course, it's the Easter week-end and I can't get hold of my nurse or pharmasist.  I'm not desperate but I'm a bit

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  • Secerbus 2

    Spirometry results again!

    Hello guys. I posted a while back that I had gotten a 84% on my spirometry and thought this wasn't my FEV1 predicted as the doctor had told me my results were really good. So I've just gotten my actual results back and figured I would share them here in case anyone remembered me. These results

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  • caroline79096 2
  • blainegreen 1

    20, lungs of 100 year old

    Hello everyone, so, I'm 20, and recently went to the doctors and they checked my lungs and said they were at 66%, ive had asthma my whole life, my lungs weren't fully developed when i was born premature, so theyve never been good, but never bothered me. anyways, they have me on albuterol which ive

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  • markhigh 2

    advice or info

    diagnosed with moderate copd fev of 56 first test month later improved to 67 told by lung doc my lung function was near normal dont understand i thought copd only got worse i am battling anxiety and depression as my job requires a yearly physical and am scared of losing it and insurance anyone been

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