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David Tinkelman, M.D. Dec 09, 2013
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By chia1982
My father 68 years old was diagnosed with COPD 2 years back and he stopped smoking at all. He has never gone through ...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Dec 09, 2013
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By Davuz
Dear Dr., I'm 28 years old and had my heart checked at the hospital since my family has a history of heartdisease....
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Dec 03, 2013
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By ChameleonKate
My chronic bronchitis has progressed recently from Gold 2 to Gold 4. My symptoms of increased sob and hypersecretion...
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bundleblockerNov 21, 2013
David Tinkelman, M.D. Nov 21, 2013
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By bundleblocker
I was recently in the ER due to chest pains. Heart is fine according to tests performed, but an x-ray showed over-inf...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Nov 21, 2013
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By Lilizinha
Hi, I live in an old building which about 1 month ago underwent renovations in the lobby. Our apartment is immedia...
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tsidhuusNov 12, 2013
David Tinkelman, M.D. Nov 12, 2013
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By tsidhuus
I had a CT Scan for a Calcium Score as I have high cholesterol, however the CT scan came back with the following. I d...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Nov 12, 2013
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By breathinbreathout
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 wi...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Nov 07, 2013
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By Jtiff24
I have been a social smoker off and on for about fifteen years. There have been months, even years, I haven't smoked...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Nov 07, 2013
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By cathy135
Is it wise for a person with copd and esophagus varacose viens to forcefully breathe into the breathylizer tester?
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bwell2dayNov 04, 2013
David Tinkelman, M.D. Nov 04, 2013
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By bwell2day
Is it possible that aspiration pneumonia (oatmeal lodged in the trachea) can exacerbate COPD and/or asthma, thus caus...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Oct 29, 2013
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By HillaryH
I am a 43 year old female with history of autoimmune disorder (Sjogren's) and had high dose Cytoxan 10 years ago in e...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Oct 23, 2013
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By tigger48446
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 respira...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Oct 23, 2013
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By N2LUVNME
I want to know if I've gotten better or worse and closer to COPD? Last Year: FEV1 is moderately reduced...FEV1/FVC ...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Oct 17, 2013
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By ddine Blank
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)...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Oct 15, 2013
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By dddine Blank
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 spirometr...
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c_corie_1Oct 09, 2013
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By c_corie_1 Blank
Here is a timeline of events, although first my history: I am 28- I was in the hospital for 4 months when I was ...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Oct 08, 2013
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By Nikki6819 Blank
Hi. I'm wondering if anyone can suggest a reason why I get sharp pains in my forearms and wrists when I cough. I wa...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Oct 03, 2013
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By kayaress Blank
Hi everyone. Just had a breathing test with Fev1 of 68 %. Nothing changed with the bronchiolator. Ct scan shows emphy...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Oct 03, 2013
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By cap242 Blank
I have the following medications but can’t seem to find the most effective order in which to take them. I’d like to ...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Sep 26, 2013
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By breakingfree2013 Blank
I have Lupus and just had PFTs what does all this mean , my doctor is out of town Spirometry showed a forced vita...
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