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Hi im wondering if anyone else who as bx is losing weight im eating okay but doctor sent me for chest xray also ad full blood count which came back normal any suggestions wud help also it seems somedays wen ive eatern im sick which gets me down i also ave other health issues hope someone can help

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    Tony, I'm sorry to hear this.  I don't have this problem so can't help with it.  But i wanted to ask if you've seen the consultant yet,  and asked whether your work history might factor into your lung problems.

    Hope the eating challenges  clear up soon.

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      Hi aitarg no not seen consultant since feb im due to go this month but he ad sadly left not herd who taking over yes wen i was working i did construction tarmac asbestos so i belive its all down to my bx im dont know if i can claim of anyone for it but im telled it will get worse wont get any better ow r u keeping in ur health
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    Went down in weight from 82kg to 78kg in my first year post bronchX. No apparent reason and my pulmo was unconcerned so I became same when I stabilised. Being a 6 footer I looked better at 82 - look a bit wiry now!

    Could be partly better eating regime , more rigour in excercising most days and less beer in my case plus age factor - was 64 yo then (couple of years ago). Talk to pulmo and make sure you have had full range of blood tests and research internet on "why am i losing weight" then relax into the new you?! Good luck.

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      Forgot to mention. Orthopaedic specialist recently mentioned that I have a little muscle wastage in my thigh area from early stags of osteoarthritic hips. Maybe explains a bit but surely not 4kg!

      Aging sucks but still enjoying life having started my 2nd marriage plus first full family at 58yo.

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      Hi steve ive ad blood test they came back fine im lucky if i ave couple glasses week like i said got other health problems but still get on with life like anything else ave gud days bad days glad u on ur second marriage got ur first full family gud luck to you
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    Hi Tony I haven't lost weight with my asthma. I have put weight on which is a side effect with Fostair inhaler. I don't think it is related to your asthma as you say you have other health problems. 

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    tony,

    I read that people with breathing problems burn 10% more calories. It takes more energy to breath and move about and your heart and lungs work harder. Also, I have Bx and when I'm really sick, my appetite is way low, so of course I lose weight.

    You should check with your specialist.

    Meanwhile, here are drinks and protein/energy foods that you can drink/eat to boost your calorie intake.

    take care, Beth

     

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      Hi beth thank u for infomation i shud be going this month to see specalist but he as finished so waiting to ere who is taking over thanks again regards tony
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