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By breakingfree2013 Blank
I just want to be okay :( I had PFT's done and all my numbers are great. Results are below , but WHY WH YWHY WHY do...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Aug 30, 2013
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By littlelma Blank
Why aren't more patients tested for this?
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Aug 27, 2013
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By cosultant Blank
Does the fact that I quit smoking 17 years ago improve my prognosis fo stage 2 emphysema
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junjiaAug 22, 2013
David Tinkelman, M.D. Aug 07, 2013
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By junjia Blank
Hi there, The below information are for my 68 years old father regarding his COPD condition during May this year. ...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Aug 14, 2013
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By jam469 Blank
There seems to be some indication I have developed a contact allergy to inhaled steroids. When I use them they seem t...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Aug 07, 2013
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By coni187 Blank
I have recently started having congestion/coughing, with my COPD symptoms, along with pain in my upper back between m...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Aug 07, 2013
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By barbara69 Blank
hi can you tell me what a fev1 31% predicted means and why do I see some other peoples results listed like this 1.55 ...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Jun 24, 2013
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By camerorhonda Blank
I am in stage 4 COPD and have anit-trypsin defiency, my question is where is the best place to live for the people wh...
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lassie2Jul 17, 2013
David Tinkelman, M.D. Jul 16, 2013
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By lassie2 Blank
I was told that one of these breathers cannot be used with Proventil. Please tell me if it is Advair or Spiriva. I ca...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Jul 10, 2013
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By matt757 Blank
After brisk walking for 15 minures in a approximately 4 kilometers, I perspired too much. The next day, I felt slight...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Jun 17, 2013
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By maryalice40 Blank
Xray says I have some scarring in left lung base with blunting of diaphragm but no definitive infiltrate or consolida...
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By jms131 Blank
what does minimal obstructive airway disease mean and what are some causes of this. I have never smoked
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Jun 27, 2013
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By camerorhonda Blank
I was diagnosed with stage 4 COPD have Alpha 1 Anti-trypsin defiency, my questions are 1) Where is the best climate ...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Jun 06, 2013
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By sangeez2005 Blank
Hi I was just diagnosed with polycythemia vera , I have had lack of oxegen for over 4 years and MY hemoglobin level i...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Jun 17, 2013
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By dadrachel Blank
Hi all, My father is is 64 and has smoked for 50 years. He collapsed at work with pain in his knee and shortness o...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Jun 12, 2013
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By teen50 Blank
My mother took this test which showed her FEV1 at 28%. What does that mean? How can she improve this and what treatme...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. Jun 12, 2013
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By Thomas8531 Blank
I am 33 year old male. I was feeling short of breath from last couple of days. I went to GP and she asked me for a ch...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. May 28, 2013
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By alaya8913 Blank
Hi im 26 years old. I have been smoking for 11 years now. Since last year, i been having this cough off and on for 2 ...
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David Tinkelman, M.D. May 28, 2013
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By SOB55 Blank
what does mild flattening of hemidiaphragms and mild chronic appearing interstitial changes are present
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David Tinkelman, M.D. May 21, 2013
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By vandeusen Blank
Hi, i am 43m 159lb 5'7 i have always maintained a healthy life and been 140lb til my problems. i use to run 2miles i...
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