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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Forum
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I recently had to go to the hospital because of difficulty breathing. I was told I had bronchitis with an acute upper respiratory infect...
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I've heard when you quit smoking that many people cough up gunk from their lungs. It's said this is a good sign, that the lungs are clea...
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What is the implication of this hepatitis b test. HBsAg positive HBsAb negative HBeAg negative HBeAb positive HBcAb positive
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I am searching for information on inhaling cement dust for a person with COPD. How should it be treated, what affects could happen to th...
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I recently had a High Resolution CT Thorax done and I don't understand the findings. Here is what I received: There is a 7 mm calcifie...
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My father 68 years old was diagnosed with COPD 2 years back and he stopped smoking at all. He has never gone through the spirometer test....
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Dear Dr., I'm 28 years old and had my heart checked at the hospital since my family has a history of heartdisease. Thankfully, my hear...
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My chronic bronchitis has progressed recently from Gold 2 to Gold 4. My symptoms of increased sob and hypersecretion had increased signi...
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I was recently in the ER due to chest pains. Heart is fine according to tests performed, but an x-ray showed over-inflated lungs and the ...
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Hi, I live in an old building which about 1 month ago underwent renovations in the lobby. Our apartment is immediately above the lobby...
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I had a CT Scan for a Calcium Score as I have high cholesterol, however the CT scan came back with the following. I do suffer a little fr...
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I'm a 59 yr old male. I stopped smoking a month ago after nearly 40 yrs of smoking. I am wondering if my breathing will worsen with age. ...
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I have been a social smoker off and on for about fifteen years. There have been months, even years, I haven't smoked, and other times I ...
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Is it wise for a person with copd and esophagus varacose viens to forcefully breathe into the breathylizer tester?
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Is it possible that aspiration pneumonia (oatmeal lodged in the trachea) can exacerbate COPD and/or asthma, thus causing the mild hyperin...
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I am a 43 year old female with history of autoimmune disorder (Sjogren's) and had high dose Cytoxan 10 years ago in effort to destroy imm...
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I'm 36 and a pack a day smoker since the age of 15. Sin e jan of this year I have been continuously sick with respiratory issues. I've be...
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I want to know if I've gotten better or worse and closer to COPD? Last Year: FEV1 is moderately reduced...FEV1/FVC is mildly reduced F...
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Im 28 yrs and have smoked for 12 years with a 2.5 years gap in between( I tried to quit and thought I was successful). Recently I experie...
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Im 28 years old and smoked about 10 cigs/day for 11 years. A few days back I was asked to take pft test. My spirometry readings are fev1:...
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