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Top US cities to live in with COPD

Well not to far from Sioux Falls SD. The weather has been brutal last week already not looking like a nice winter here in the Dakotas.

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COPD or Bronchiectasis? Have you had a recent CT?

I am a patient care coordinator in Ohio, WV, Indianapolis and Michigan. I find all too often that my patients are being pigeon holed into "COPD" yet habitually re-admitting and/or running thru their meds. When really asking for a recent CT to be …

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portable concentrator

I need oxygen 24/7 and wonder if there is any organization that could help with a portable "overtheshoulder" concentrator. Medicare says I won't qualify until Sept. 2017 because I have met my max? Harry Wilson klwilson57@comcast.net

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Dad in ICU with MRSA intubated, has COPD

My dad is 59 years old, has been a smoker since he was 17 years old. He was diagnosed with COPD 3 years ago when he caught MRSA and staph infection. Almost coded, BP dropped very low in hospital, he was given vasopressors and put on bipap and taken to …

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How do I upload a profile photo?

Hi Ed - I just send you a private message about this. - Vinny

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When do people get put on O2?

I've recently been diagnosed and wondering at about what level would someone be at when they start to require O2? Just trying to get a grasp on where I'm at exactly. Thanks!

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How much oxygen to use in an oxygen concentrator for a 89 yr old

Hi, i would like to know how much oxygen level should i use in my oxygen concentrator..im 89 yrs old

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Support Group in Las Vegas, Nevada

This is not a question but information about a chronic disease self management group offered for free by St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Las Vegas Nevada. It is geared toward the management of chronic disease, whether it be COPD, Diabetes, Heart …

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any place that helps provide small portable tanks for low income?

since being on o2 Medicaid has denied me now since my daughter turned 19 I owe the o2 company so much now and they will not give me any more small tanks without money up front and I am very low income since I can only work a few hours a week and checks …

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How were you diagnosed with COPD?

I'm going to add my story and you guys need to know that I really want to participate because I'm using probably the crappiest keyboard I've had in my life (!) Oh, how I hate this keyboard! In 2006 I was being fitted for a SCBA respirator by an …

Author: Mark S.
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Does anyone know someone that got healed of COPD because they were younger?

im 44 years old. I have COPD. My family doc diagnose me late. I keep telling but they said I was too young. My file says I had it since 2010 but they never told me till 2014. I feel I could have done something then. I was recently put on oxygen. It's …

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Does anyone recommend a portable concentrator that has contiuous flow of 4lpm?

Are you looking for a concentrator that does 2LPM continuous and 5LPM pulse? The simply go by Respironics will deliver that. The simply go mini will deliver 5LPM pulse, but I do not know about continuous. I am positive about the Simply Go because I have …

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Smoking bans?

Did't HUD change there apartments to non smoking rule!!

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74 O2 on Trilogy

Hi. I am new to group. I use a Trilogy at night to help keep my CO2 from building up. Is it normal for my oxygen to drop down (per oximeter) to 74 while using Trilogy?

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Support COPD Foundation by shopping!

Smile.Amazon.Com is a new feature of Amazon that makes a charitable contribution to the charity of your choice at no cost to you. The COPD Foundation is listed as an eligible charity. I have made them my charity of choice. Prices are exactly the same …

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Have you reviewed your health plan for 2017? Open enrollment ends soon!

Purchasing the right health insurance coverage for your needs can be complicated, but for COPD patients, assessing your coverage needs every year is important, and your window to complete this process is nearing a close. Health insurance, whether you …

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Sleep

I am the caregiver for my husband who has COPD. He seems to be sleeping a lot more than he used to. He'll get up after sleeping all night, and after breakfast go back to bed for at least a couple of hours. Then he'll get up for a little while and usually …

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Need your help with a film we are working on with Leonard Nimoy's family

The COPD Foundation is collaborating with the Leonard Nimoy’s family and HealthPoint Productions on a documentary entitled: The Logical Way to Improve Lung Function and Breathe Better, which will be released early next year. Nimoy, who is best known as …

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Would like to know if anyone is on Stiolto? I read where it said it was good for people who have COP

Hi AlinPerry - Stiolto is a fairly new medication. It's a combination medication (LAMA/LABA) containing the same ingredient (tiotropium bromide) as Spiriva, plus olodaterol, which is another type of bronchodilator. It does not contain a corticosteroid.

Author: AlinPerry
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What can you do to help COPD360 Social

Dear Friends. COPD360 Social has become a very important part of the COPD community. Now with over 25,000 members our community is the largest of any in the world. While we will NEVER charge members to use the site, it represents a large expenditure for …

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Stuck at home??

I am 48 and recently started oxygen therapy for stage 3 COPD. I am concerned as my travel tanks only last an hour! How am I to go anywhere?? I feel like a dog on a leash stuck at home....forever.

Author: Brite Eyes
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Avoiding a Symbicort Side-Effect?

When I was first diagnosed with "mild COPD" three years ago, I was put on half doses of Symbicort daily (only one puff twice a day) and suffered no side-effects at all.  Since I was bumped up to full doses of Symbicort several weeks ago (two puffs …

Author: Ben A
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Why get hand shakes more some days than others?

I get shaky hands - from meds - but some days it is much worse than others & I just don't understand it

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DRINK LIQUID OXYGEN??

A health consultant just told me I should be drinking stabilized liquid oxygen twice daily for copd and all of my other ailments. I guess it's some kind of a "miracle cure". She had me going until she mentioned that she could order it for me. So she's …

Author: Russell954
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Does anyone have difficulty with sleep, both getting to sleep and staying asleep?

Does anyone have difficulty with sleep, both getting to sleep andstaying asleep through the night, because of your Bronchiectasis and/or NTM? Ifso, do you have any tips to getting a better nights rest?

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