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Asmanex Query

Ive been using Anoro and secondly Asmanex as the steroid component. I don't think the Asmanex ever worked very well, if at all. Was wondering if anyone has experienced that, and/or what do you use in addition to Anoro thanks

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the stigma of copd

I do not know where to post this. We are all concerned about the "stigma" of copd being caused by smoking. And, we wonder, why isn't copd getting as much research and discussion as cancer. Many of us think it is because it is a disease of choice. Well, …

Author: lazy t
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Is anyone familiar with SBRT//SABR targeted radation treatment?

Hi Ed - I'm glad that you do not have small cell, because you're right - it progresses more quickly than non-small cell. I haven't had the exact same type of targeted radiation that you have asked about, but I did have targeted internal radiation for …

Author: edpe77
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Ted and Grace Koppel Interview

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ted-koppel-grace-anne... Worth the watch --

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Fact or fiction

have mild copd fev1 of 85 have read if you stop smoking you can stop the progression to normal levels also read while you may slow it down it will progress has anyone have any knowledge on this seems to progress faster in mild to moderate I guess as you …

Author: mhigh
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Singing Despite COPD? No, Singing to HELP COPD

Can singing help maximize lung capacity? Visit the Pulmonary Education and Research Foundation(PERF) blog for an exchange between Mary Burns, RN, BS and a researchfellow at Haukeland University Hospital in Norway regarding the benefits ofsinging to help …

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Does anyone else notice a relationship between stomach and breathing. When my belly is bloated, sore

If your on prednsione that is a good one to cause swelling of the stomach such as bloating. Certain foods that cause gas will bloat too.

Author: dustybill
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More frequent SOB

having more frequenr SOB episodes where my O2 levels after minimal activity are 85 or so then have to do pursed lips breathing for a few minutes to get over 90. Have another PFT and pulmonary in January. Question is when should I call Pulmomologist …

Author: Evie
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What is the best way to clear my lungs?

I am one of the lucky ones I only have mucus when a lung infection that was before bronciectasis showed up. . Now I have more mucus than ever and so was prescribed hypertonic saline 7%. I take NAC, mucinex and some times mucomyst in nebulizer. I have had …

Author: Uncle Jim
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COPD is...

The number of female patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is rising throughout the world, yet COPD in women is worryingly unrecognized and often misdiagnosed. Watch as Desolina discusses her journey with COPD and highlights the …

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The Cure for COPD...

At this point, the best hope for a "cure" appears to be the work that is going on at real research facilities that are working with stem cells. The hope is to develop a method of altering stem cells so that they will actually work to regenerate lung …

Author: hack
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Advice Needed

Hi everyone. I’m a newbie to this site. My mom is 68 and has stage 3-4 COPD and she lives with me. She’s to the point to where she can’t even walk to the bathroom, or take a shower without wheezing or gasping for air. Anyway my husband is getting real …

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Finding social interaction

I am a newly retired special education teacher on disability for COPD.I am having trouble finding a social group to engage with.I would love to find a slow walking buddy and someone to talk about the issues that come up for me.I have gone to respiratory …

Author: olbetsy
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Upcoming COPD Feature on CBS News

On Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 9AM, Mr. Ted Koppel, veteran broadcast journalist and longtime supporter of the COPD Foundation, will be featured on a segment for CBS Sunday Morning focusing on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The broadcast will be …

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IT;S HAPPENING AGAIN!! PLEASE HELP!

I feel as Jim does, I'm certainly not going to try and be negative about this topic Jim posted about COPD, Unfortunately, I've had mixed emotions directed at me or at COPD in general. I had an ER Physician say to me about my COPD, "Well, you can only …

Author: Uncle Jim
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COPD Patients in Baltimore, MD area

Do you live in the Baltimore area? The American Lung Association (ALA) is looking for COPD patients in that area who would be interested in being on their COPD patient advisory board (I'm a member of it). If you're interested, please send me a private …

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Tomorrow is World COPD Day!

Click here to to register for the FREE patient webinar! "LIVING WELL, STAYING WELL: FACES OF COPD" A webinar for those who have been diagnosed with COPD and anyone affected by the disease. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11 am - 12:00 pm EST Free of …

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Asthma and copd

Hello, I have one more question. My mother has asthma and copd together. As I said in my previous topic she is doing quite well. She was diagnosed with asthma after 40 years old. She uses Alvesco, berodual and ultibro. My question is, is prognosis if you …

Author: Onix87
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Test Kit

What is included in the Alpha test kit?

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What do you think?

Hi to all the good people on here. My mother has COPD and her situation isnt bad. She can go to mountains, she does her daily activities easily and looks healthy. She does have to use reliever once or twice a day. But she also has asthma. About five …

Author: Onix87
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Is there any reason to be using oxygen when your oxygen levels are usually between 90 and 95?

I am SOB a lot, but when I check my oxygen level it is usually between 90 and 95, and using oxygen does not seem to do anything. Just sitting down and relaxing does the trick, without oxygen.

Author: ferrer
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"What is COPD?" Video

November is COPD Awareness Month but does the general public know what COPD even is? Philips Respiratory Wellness produced a video highlighting Russell Winwood's patient journey. For each video share on Facebook, Philips will donate $1 to the COPD …

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COPD & Age: Is there a "typical" age?

I am 59 and live in the mile high state of Colorado at 5200 feet. I have had severe spring fall allergies with crazy lung inflammation all my life. I have taken steroids every spring and fall and generally multiple rounds for decades. I did not smoke and …

Author: Janina K
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Potatoes and COPD​

Can boiled potatoes with butter cause more difficulty in breathing? I am trying to get a handle on what makes breathing worse.

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Do most pulmo's consult a commette on serious diadinoses, like cancer?

My daughter and I met with my pulmo today for the results of my biopsy last week. It is cancer. it is very early - stage 1 and because of the condition - bad - of my lung, recommended focused radiation treatment. As some of you suggested earlier, …

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