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Hi, my name is Julie and I am new here, I really need advise if anyone can help?.
My mum was diagnosed in Jan 2012 with COPD. She is 71 and has smoked since she was 20, she still smokes.
She has always been a slim build but has been losing weight quite rapidly the last 2-3 years. Today she was weighed at the hospital and weighs 34.4KG, her height is 5.1.
Mum only goes to the dr once a year for her peak flow and sats to be recorded. Thats all, she has never seen a chest physician. Her new dr made an appointment to see an endocrinologist. He wants mum to have a CT scan, bloods taken, pool sample to be given.
My mum is literally skin and bone and the Registrar suggests that the weight loss is due to COPD.
Can any one help?
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