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Share Your Voice on Exacerbations

CHEST and the COPD Foundation are working on a project to better understand the characteristics of COPD exacerbations (or flare-ups), learn more about how patients view them, and bring awareness to the best ways to limit and prevent COPD exacerbations in …

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What should I expect? Mom in hospital day 8 - no end in sight.

Tell me your experience (good or bad). I need to hear it straight. My mom is in the hospital right now - day 8 - for a major COPD flair. It's like she was fine and then on deaths door within hours. When I visited her yesterday she didn't have the …

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Salt Rooms any good?

a friend sent this to me Is it recommended? anyone try it? supposed to be good for COPD -- thanks http://www.breathesaltrooms.com/ Salt room therapy for breathing. >> Dry Salt Therapy is a natural and holistic treatment for adults and …

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what is the best diet for copd patient?

What is the best diet for a copd patient?Also eating white rice is good for copd patient. And how to avoid catching cold?. My copd gets worse when I catch cold.

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Hoarseness

I apologize if I misspelled the word above.... Anyway, does anyone experience hoarseness or loose their breath while talking?

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COPD Link to Congestive Heart Failure

I've read that it isn't unusual for COPD to lead to congestive heart failure, as it did for Barbara Bush. Is this the "usual" progression for most COPD people?

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SOB when taking showers?

One of the difficulties I have with severe COPD is becoming very short of breath when taking a shower and toweling off due to both the humid air and the activity of drying off with a towel. I went on-line and ordered a heavy terrycloth long robe with a …

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COPD In the News

I heard copd with congestive heart but yes she did good, wonder how long she had copd anyone know?

Author: Jastro
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challenges and treatment

What is the biggest challenge that you face as a COPD patient or a care giver? and what according to you would be the ideal cure/treatment option? Thank you.

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You Ask and We Deliver – Inhaler Training Videos are finally HERE!

I am pleased to announce that we have added several inhaler training device tutorials to our You Tube Channel. After we complete a website upgrade, these videos will be added to our Educational Video Series located here. Be sure to visit this page for a …

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Taking Emergency 02

I recently got a POC - it's great, and I plug it into my cigarette lighter (how ironic) and it charges. 2 hour battery, or more on lower settings. Recently, my car stalled, and I wondered, well, ok, what would I do if my battery ran out and my car was …

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What inspires you?

Things I am wondering about the members of this group: What gets you going? Keeps you going? Drives you forward? Keeps you exercising? Forces you out of your comfort zone? Is there something that makes you get up and 'do life' even when you don't feel …

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How long to wait to use inhaler

I think my post was confusing. I don’t want to mislead anyone on the sequence of their inhalers so allow me to explain. I only use my Ventolin 4-5 times a week when I exercise. On those days I will use my Symbicort when I first wake up. I have my coffee, …

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Who is the best COPD doctors in the Philadelphia area?

Who is the best COPD doctors in the Philadelphia area?

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Could COPD and Dementia be related

I have read there are something like 3 million people undiagnosed with COPD. Senior care facilities are adding Memory Care wings or buildings to handle the amount of seniors that now have some form of Dementia. I have learned that having low oxygen …

Author: Clarice
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Insight-COPD and FitBit

Hello Everyone.. I have a project going on. INSIGHT COPD. I wear a FITBIT to monitor my steps daily and record them to my smartphone. I am learning to count calories,watch my fat intake., exercise at home daily.( keeping diabetes under control. …

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What are some quirky signs that your COPD treatments are working?

I have noticed some signs in the last month that give me encouragement that my treatments are working. In this case I think that it is the oxygen therapy in particular because I have been doing the others for a few years. Hair growth is one of the things …

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How do you use a Drive Medical O2 Analyzer on my concentrator?

The unit should have come with a tube. You attach the tube to the device and plug the other end into the outlet on your concentrator. Turn on the concentrator and give it a 10 or more m minutes to build up to maximum purity. When the reading remains …

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Ear aches

Does anyone else get ear aches? And, if so, is it because of the COPD?

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Effect of Hypothyroid Disease on COPD

Hello everyone. Well, I just found out that I have hypothyroidism. I will be starting on medication soon. Hopefully this will help the fatigue, terrible depression, etc. Can having thyroid disease affect COPD. Even tho I was diagnosed as moderate COPD I …

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Anyone have COPD attack after quit smoking

I quit smoking march 11, 2018. Diagnosed with moderate COPD and lung cancer. Getting a third of my lung removed tomorrow (if lymph nodes are non cancerous.) I felt great after I quit smoking. A month later I had a COPD attack (or whatever it’s called). …

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What Difference Does A Year Make?

One year ago today I took myself to the hospital because my pulmonologist called and said that the results of the xray were a pneumothorax. In layman's terms I had a collapsed lung. Fourteen days later I was released from the hospital with a drainage …

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Has anyone here used AllDayChemist in India to purchase their inhalers?

Has anyone used AllDayChemist in India to purchase their inhalers?

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Inhaler holsters

What's a good site for odd medical supplies, like a holster for my inhaler? I either leave it at work or at home, it's so upsetting.

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Rare genetic lung disease

Hi Mama Gee, Pleased to meet you. I'm a 74 year old ZZ Alpha living in Southern California (by way of Michigan). I was diagnosed about 22 years ago and get weekly infusions. You are never alone when you are part of the Alpha-1/COPD family.

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