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Very scared and not sleeping much.

Pat, your problem is anxiety, and your imagination is not helping. Your numbers are fine, and as a non-smoker you have a very good future. Stop worrying. I am moderate and take no drugs. I have some chest tightness when power walking in this hot humid …

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Check-in -- Where Did You Grow Up?

Born in Huron SD was on the farm by Doland SD till 5 moved to the Black Hills of SD right behind Mt. Rushmore. Hill City where the 1880 train is if anyone been there. Loved the hills but its all changed now its for the tourist. I say tourist trap!! Been …

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Air Purifiers

Do any of you have air purifiers? If so what brands? What is cost. I can’t afford a very expensive one. Thanks

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Severe Obstruction with Air Trapping

I had my second PFT test the other day. The report said I had severe obstruction with air trapping. Diffusing capacity severely reduced suggesting anatomical emphysema. My Doctor also said that my DLCO improved from 26 to 52%. Am I getting worse.

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End-stage? I kinda don't think I have the end-stage COPD.

Hi all, I was just browsing my medical records online (patient portal) and saw "End stage COPD". I googled what is meant by "end-stage" and it said that I should look for exacerbations. I had one last December and it put me in the hospital for 2 days. …

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Check in – Class of ????

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Face Mask & Nasal Cannula Together

Being that this Coronavirus is going on, I thought I may ask; if any one has looked into or knows, how we would go about wearing a face mask and nasal cannula together at the same time.

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Tubing control

I'm not sure if this specific band would work for canula tubing but it is called an Ear Saver. Most of them are headbands for women with buttons but the one in this link could work for men as well if the button were sized correctly - or perhaps a shank …

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ATS Releases Paper on the dangers of Stem Cell Clinics

We are pleased to announce that ATS (American Thoracic Society) has just released an editorial addressing the Stem Cell Clinics that are popping up all over. While somewhat technical, it is definitely worth reading! https://www.atsjournals …

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Can a bad heart valve cause COPD symptoms?

Here's a link to the NHLBI's (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) information about the symptoms of heart valve disease: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/heart-valve-disease#signs-symptoms-and-complications And here's a link to how it is …

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Best Function Test Explanation

I find this the most clear explanation yet. Now, to get out my test results and compare. https://tinyurl.com/y46x92yf

Author: netmouse
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Anyone have experience of a breathing aid called AirPhysio Global

I saw an ad in facebook the other day for a Australian manufactured breathing aid designed for COPD and Asthema patients.There were attached to the ad so many postive claims for the benefits by users in improving their breathing and mucus control,just …

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Newly diagnosed, scared, and don't understand results/numbers?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyhOJR8btCsLooks like my link went else where, so once again

Author: dustbunny
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Have you heard NHLBI's Dr. James P. Kiley and COPDF president John Walsh's radio interview?

Listen here -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GOs1BKOjes !

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Swollen foot

my right foot was twisted in a fall 4 months ago and swelled up. I iced it and eventually the swelling went down. It is swelling again now by evening. Does it have anything to do with copd

Author: bayroad22
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How to encourage productive coughing to clear mucus

I am a family member of someone with stage 3 COPD. I worry she is nearing stage 4 very soon. My question and concern is around her very high mucus production and her constant small unproductive coughs which sound like she is drowning in mucus, but I have …

Author: Maebur
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My deep breaths feel restricted and I cannot understand why? Does anyone else feel like this?

Okay I previously posted a similar question a while ago but would like to possibly see if anyone else is in a similar situation as myself but before I get into the details I would like to explain a little about myself. I am currently a 22 year old white …

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stem cell therapy?

Does stem cell therapy work or is it a scam?

Author: karinjean
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What is best mask with copd for covid

https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/continuing-cov... This is about a new study on mask usage and mask type effectiveness. There are issues with gaps around the mask. "If you have a mask on, it's not a perfect shield," Cameron said. "You still have …

Author: Evie
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PFT Report

Hi, I just had my second PFT test yesterday. I asked for a copy. I do not understand the results. Can someone please explain this to me

Author: PamK
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What happens after you start oxygen with copd is there a time limit for how long I have left

My mother in law has copd an has recently started oxygen use an is wondering what is next an if it means she has a limited amount of time left to live she isn't sure of the stage she is in or has entered

Author: AngelaT.
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What is a plethysmograph?

Below is an abridged Wikipedia description. We've all used one during our Pulmo function test. Very interesting discussion for those that are just a little curious. I got curious about this because of my new oximeter {described elsewhere} has one for …

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Can you over due O2?

Hack, You mentioned earlier that you exerted yourself and got into trouble with your breathing, feeling like you had to really dial up your oxygen flow. Something that helps a lot when you're exerting is to do pursed-lips breathing. It really helps so …

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Good Days - Bad Days

Hello Friends, How are you doing today? Today’s Wednesday check-in comes from me, Jane Martin. I’ll be filling in for Stephanie for a couple weeks and maybe stopping in after that, too. Are you having a good breathing day – a “good air” day, or a “bad …

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Is it really necessary to have a machine if you have been diagnosed with mild sleep apnea?

I have been diagnosed with mild sleep apnea and copd. I tried that cpap machine and cannot handle it.

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