The Umbrella of COPD

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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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    My pulmo says there are 8 but I don't knows w what they all are aside from emphysema & chronic bronchitis.

    Did you try asking your doctor/nurse or looking it up?

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      hi  the info  i   have  leaflets  etc  just mention  the  2   what  you have  said.     i  was  just  curious.      i  must  admit  im just  presuming  ive  got the  emphysema.       thanks  for  answering      julie   
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      Julie, one perhaps ought not presume or self-diagnose lung diseases. PLEASE go see the doctor. Sometimes all that's wrong is an infection, but lung infections scar the lungs when left untreated. That scarring can cause terrible problems in the future.

      Or maybe you do have emphysema. Wouldn't you like to know just how bad your lungs are? Wouldn't you like to know what regimen will help you stay healthy as long as possible?

      Pulmonary function tests are necessary but you can't do them on Amazon. Please see a doctor.

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      ditto aitarg, do you have any professional medical diagnosis?

      of not you should,  if you have symptoms that are preventing you from enjoying a normal active life communicate your symptoms to you GP rather than here.

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      hi  sorry  ive  not  explained   properly   my  fault.      yes  ive been diagnosed  with  copd      its  was  about   4  weeks  ago.     
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      hi  vee  sorry   my  fault         i   was diagnosed  around   4  wks  with  copd.  thanks  for  all your  comments   
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    My husband has copd, diagnosed 7 years ago,  his is chronic  bronchitis, but it can be emphysema, which lunch fill with fluid too.

    It s aterrible disease, he is in and out of hosptial with flare ups and has had pneumonia with it twice, he isnt on oxygen yet  but lot of tablets and nebulizer swhen he gets flare ups.

    I have to deal with his changing moods which happens as this disease progresses, it isnt easy for the partner to cope with.  Would be pleased to hear from anyone else who is havign to deal with a patient with this disease. 

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      You may want to post your comment as a separate post NHS Survivor, so that it doesn't get overlooked.  I look after myself, no one to help me cope with.

       

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