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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Forum

This forum is for questions and support regarding COPD, coughing/wheezing, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, lung infections, pollution, smoking, treatment for COPD and what causes COPD.

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Hi, It is almost close to a month now that I started to cough which would get bad in the evenings. The cough was dry initially but later on phlegm started. I have used antibiotics course prescribed by the doctor but the symptoms still...
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Has anybody seen, heard about or used this? It's a long tube which is supposed to send vibrations into your airways when you breathe into it, and in doing so pry loose the mucus from your lungs and help you get rid of it. From what I can...
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Hi, I just had an X-ray and it said I could have COPD. It said showed hyperlucent and Mild Hyperinflation . I have a dry cough that presents mostly when I talk and in the evening time. I do not feel bad nor have a temp. been almost 4...
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Also, can anxiety affect spirometry results?
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About 5 years ago, I had some spirometry results that indicated possible early emphysema (I was 40 at the time). I quit and felt better within a couple weeks. I recently found out that I'm allergic to tobacco. Is it possible that t...
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i have copd ( last stage ) when i eat ( any amount ) i get severe cramps. does this happen with copd
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Back in January of 2012, in a report created based on the primary objective of a heart scan, the doctor also mentioned his discovery of "minimal centrilobular emphysema." My primary care doctor didn't send me to a pulmonary specialist b...
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Please help me to understand my husbands POCT Spirometry with Bronchodilator Test Results. He is 50 years old. FEV1 2.58 FVC 5.39 FEV1/FVC 66 FEV1% 93 PEF ...
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I am 27 year old female, I have been suffering from persistent cough and sore throat for the past one week. First it started with severe nasal congestion followed by severe head ache. It was preceded by sore throat and persistent cough (...
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Fvc 69% Fev1 30% Fev1/fvc 50% Pef 26% Fef 2575 28% Fef 25 17% Fef 50 16% Fef 75 30% Fivc 50% Fiv1 35% Fiv1/fivc 60% My husband has COPD he was diagnosed with these results in Feb. 2010 and told me just a few days ago. I'm s...
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Dear Dr Tinkelman, Googling around I chanced upon this article that seems to suggest there is a drug that might (possibly, maybe, in some cases, who knows) slow down the deterioration of our poor bullae. The substance is called Roflumil...
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I am 64 and I have had chest congestion with cough for 6 to 8 weeks now. My dr put me on prednisone now I am a litte concerned about my resistance to catching the flu etc. Is there anything I can do to help my immune system.
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Can some please PLEASE help me to understand Spirometry results( PRE) FCV 73% RV 62% DLCO 46% FEV1 68% FEV1FVC 92% FEV25-75 53 PEF 64% TLC 69% VC 73%
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My questions is concerning my 32y husband.He was involved in an ATV accident almost a year ago and did some serious damage to his left chest requiring a 21 day hospital stay along with a thorocatomy to remove his pluera, bone fragments a...
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Both my 6 and 8 yr old children were just diagnosed with bronchomalacia yesterday after undergoing elective bronchoscopy's. everything I have read says this condition is usually outgrown by 3 yrs or so. They were currently being treated...
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I'm 52 y/o white male. I live alone. I've been on oxygen for a year now and steroids (Prednisone for 2 years). I have severe COPD, emphysema. I have had swelling in my legs for a year. My normal weight is 140lbs,I now weigh 185lbs and...
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I am 31 years old and smoked about a pack a day for the last 10 years. I have been having sharp pains when I inhale deeply, especially in the morning. As the day goes on these pains become mild but they are still there. I have some ti...
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Sir, I am a Ph.D student in china. For the last 5 years, I usually get the titled infection mostly in rainy days. I often take very much care but the infection is still there. I then go to docter but he gives me Antibiotic. The infection...
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I usually get bronchitis 3 or 4 times a year which occasionally turns into pneumonia. It usually takes me several rounds of antibiotics along with steroids, lots of breathing treatments (have home nebulizer), and about 2 weeks of rest t...
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I am 56 year old woman who was diagnoised with COPD 10 years ago. I am not taking any oral steroids at this time. I use Duo Neb Inhalation 2 times per day and oxygen on 2 L continously. The Pulmonary Doctor keeps having me try to use...
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