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Nodule In Lung Have COPD

I am new here & put my other post in wrong place I think, but I know some seen it :) I have a ton of questions, but I am wondering if I should be worried about a 9mm nodule in lower left lobe of lung (non-calcified). It was found last Oct., but no one …

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Pursed lips breathing

how long is too long or too short doing the pursed breathing exercises? I'm new to this and I see my doctor in the a.m. Having a bad day with chest discomfort! Any suggestions please

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Can a belly button hernia make my COPD worse?

I have a hiatal hernia just above my belly button. Could this cause my COPD to be more difficult because of the diaphragm issue

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End stages of COPD

I'm brand new to this group. I've been searching the web for information on COPD. My Mom's doctor told us she is at the end stages of COPD. I'm so devastated, but trying to stay strong for my Mom. One question I had for the Dr. but didn't ask was..how …

Author: Lane07
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Low O2 levels

BetsyR I have just joined and don't know anything about the group, but my husband has COPD, has been on oxygen for about two years. Frequent pneumonia and recently had two broncoscopies to biopsy a 2 cm mass on right lung. Atypical but not cancer they …

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Breathing systems

I have COPD, emphysema , my question is, as strange as it may sound is this. I can hear me making all kinds of noise while breathing. like humming, loud exhales , short breaths with noise . while doing this it seems to make it easier to take breaths. I …

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Lung volume reduction surgery

Several months ago I came across a site that was posted by one of our members regarding LVRS. It is excellent and explains the procedure and the steps working up to and following the surgery. It was written by an actual patient. The problem is I can't …

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Pursed Lip Breathing Technique

How do I know if my husband is doing his pursed lip breathing properly? He exhales between 15 and 30 times per minute, making a nearly continuous hissing noise. It seems to me that he's working very hard but not breathing deeply and getting no benefit.

Author: Riter
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Copd stage 4

JRP - I'm glad that you found us, and hope that you'll spend some time reading the information that you'll find at the top of the page - "What is COPD" and "Learn More". I don't think that anyone can tell you what your wife's life expectancy is, because …

Author: JRP
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Sleep disturbance

I just heard a sleep researcher state that 17-41% of people with COPD experience insomnia. Do you experience this? Are there approaches you've tried that help you to fall and stay asleep?

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Travel Oxygen

My insurance approved a POC for travel, but what is recommended for sleep? My provider says a POC can not support O2 requirement during sleep, others have said it can. What is the real answer? It is not always practical, especially if traveling by air, …

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Turmeric supplements

Ihave been reading about how good turmeric is for inflammation. How effective is it in helping with inflammation in copd patients?

Author: tlane
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If smoking has an unknown pathogen & you stop smoking, why does that pathogen continue to destroy?

It sounds like you may have come across Greg Miller's website. He claims to have "cured" his mother's emphysema through the use of various vitamins and supplements, which you can oh-so-conveniently purchase directly from him from the low-low price of …

Author: TenaMarie
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Is anyone currently or have ever used inogen machine?

I agree with Davidgh. There are a lot of good options as far as POCs ( portable oxygen concentrators), However, a few words of caution:  POCs are not a one size fits all proposition. There are 2 kinds, pulse and continuous flow. pulse delivers a bolus of …

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Do you have trouble adjusting to CPAP machine?

Hello, I'm 51 years old and have moderate COPD and I've had asthma for as long as I can remember. I had a sleep study performed and was told that I don't experience apneas but I experience hypopneas when in R.E.M. sleep. I've received my CPAP machine but …

Author: Pam72
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where is the best places top live with copd ?

Looking at arizona or florida. where is best?

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I have condensation building up in my tubing, causing me to inhale water. What can I do?

Condensation in oxygen tubing

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any one have experience with low cost treadmills?

I'm looking at Amazon's Confidence, Best and Merax. Comments/experience ed

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urge to smoke

Just wondering what people to do to get over the urge to smoke. Any suggestions?

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Which is worst vape or smoke

I'm not sure wether vape is better or no

Author: Sentabell
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how Much excercise??

Hi All. I've just (very) recently been given a mild copd diagnosis I'm just wondering how much excercise you guys recommend to keep this darn thing at bay? Marathon runner? Personal trainer level? Thanks in advance

Author: 9Caz9
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MEDICARE AND HAST TEST

I have been kindly advised by someone on this site to get a High Altitude Saturation Test before flying. Given the fact I have COPD and planes fly at 8000 feet plus, such seems prudent. Does anyone know if Medicare covers the cost of such if prescribe by …

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Ecigs and COPD?

Always a fun discussion topic. Here are some facts (from my memory, I did not look these up before writing this post). The most common way people quit smoking is cold turkey. However, success rate is about 7 %. It is the most common way people try …

Author: Bikenstein
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When does inhaler start working?

How Long does it take for an inhaler to start working. I was recently diagnosed and taking Breo for a month with very little improvement. Is that normal. My pulmonologist also told me to lose 20 pounds in six months which I am seriously working on. Lori

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What can my mother take for sleep that won't interfere with her breathing and allergies, heart, etc.

I'm new to the group today. my mom is 68 and has copd 24/7 oxygen. And uses nebulizer and inhaler, takes a few medicines. Benadryl does not work or chamomile tea. She doesn't want to try certain herbs, because of side effects with her breathing problems …

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