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Portable Oxygen Converters

Does anyone know of a POC that is a continuous generator that does not weigh alot and lasts for more than a couple of hours. You would think if they can come up with all these phones and these hand held computers they could invent a POC that generates …

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COPD, ICU, Sedation and Pneumonia

My stepfather has COPD. No one knows what stage. He complained on Sat and Sun of weakness, shortness of breath, not hungry, etc. Sunday evening my mom was going to take him to hospital. He told her to call 911. Ambulance arrives. He is put in ambulance. …

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Is a person permanently on oxygen if it is used

My wife's lung capacity is 49% generally. She often has difficulty breathing and is quickly severely out of breathe with physical activity. Walking even a short distance is very difficult. This has reduced her activities. As a result she is adding weight …

Author: Mark1953
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Question of the Week: Portable Oxygen

As I have been seeing a lot of conversations about oxygen, I thought I would ask a question out to the community! For those of you that use portable oxygen, what tips, advice, recommendations, do you have for someone who just got prescribed oxygen, and …

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Is there anything that can help me plan out a healthy eatting plan?

Hello and Good morning,         I am 31 and was just diagnosed COPD and have moderate obstructive airway dieses 2 points away from sever last Monday. I smoke and I am in the process of quitting. However, I need to …

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Why does the respiratory therapist do both doses at the same time? The medicine instructions says to

I would recomend that you ask. Do you use a spacer? Why is your RT administering your Symbicort in the first place? It is not like it is a rescue inhaler, it is a maintance drug and works over a period of time

Author: Lfloyd07
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How much has COPD changed the way you look?

Within 18 months of hearing I was going to be on oxygen most likely for the rest of my life, my face began to droop like a lot candle melts. I went from looking younger than my age (57) to looking literally older than my 85 year old mother, especially …

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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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Can saline added to nebulizer cause increase heart rat?

Released from 17 day hospital stay due to double bacterial pnuemonia. Have battled emphysema for 7 years. While in hospital, I was given 7% saline in 3 of the 6 daily ipratropium/albuterol breathing treatments. I could tell a difference with saline. …

Author: Memphis
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Zepher and FDA

Approval now 8 months old. I have seen nothing that indicated during the recent enrollment period that had any of the insurance companies advertising or even suggesting they would pay. Likewise no jump for vast numbers of hospitals to provide nor …

Author: Grover
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unsure of what i need to do next

hi, my partner has recently been diagnosed with copd, he went to the doctors and done the test they needed to do on a machine he had to blow into and when he went back the week later to get the results they told him he had 65% and 45% (i am assuming that …

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Zephyr Valve Clinic Locations from Grover

The following are all the locations listed for the Zephyr Valve. Please click on the question to see all the present locations. We will update the list as new clinics are added. Clinics are generally open from 9-5 in their time zones Alabama …

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5LPM&above...letsFly:

How do some of you guys that need more than 5LPM fly. I'm on 4 LPM at home and my O2 provider set me up with a stationary concentrator that's capable of 5LPM. Then for going out they gave me some "D" and little m-6 tanks that the home concentrator can …

Author: hack
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Do I have COPD?

Good afternoon everybody, I luckily stumbled upon this website trying to locate information about my symptoms and it's been a wealth of great information. I'm 41 and quit smoking back on January 15th of this year. I had been smoking off and on for about …

Author: Derrick R
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New Puzzel?

What room has: No windows No Doors No Floor No Ceiling My most responsive class to this poser was at elementary school level. enjoy ed

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I'm having a terrible time finding the least offensive off-gassing vinyl cannula....

...I would appreciate anyone's experience. I was using the only available silicone tubing in the US for a couple years. It was great until it became a problem. They are made in China and are peroxide based. Medical grade silicone is either peroxide based …

Author: PennyH
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Oxygen levels and lung function

copd and asthma are overlapping.  I have asthma and emphysema. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23473596

Author: DJ Sligar
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COPD and coughing all night

I was diagnosed about 9 mos ago. I have a CPAP machine which I try to use every night but as soon as I get it on I feel very uncomfortable. It feels like my throat is getting clogged with mucus and I am either coughing or trying to clear my throat. I was …

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Hemp oil, CBD tincture

Has anyone used CBD tincture or oil for their COPD symptoms and had any success or relief ?

Author: PFrey
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Has anyone heard about the beneficial effect of anise on lungs?

I was talking to a friend today, and smoking came up. She said she ate "ghoodnpleanty" for a month prior to quitting cold turkey, and had no withdrawal symptoms. She claimed anise {licroice} aids in removal of bad stuff from the lungs.

Author: edpe77
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Do you ever regain 'proper' breathing after quitting smoking; and have COPD?

I'm so discouraged, frustrated and guess just mad that my breathing has seemed to get worse the longer I'm not smoking! I had such a COPD 'flair-up' on January 4th - I haven't had a cigarette since. Put on oxygen January 5th, which with the help of …

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Sickness in the morning

When I wake up I have this sickness feeling which wears off during the morning is this normal?

Author: Tardis
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Are you considering a Stem Cell Therapy Clinic for treatment of your COPD?

I understand your frustration and you need. I have been researching these clinics since they first started in South America. I have several concerns, and the more I read, the more concerned I get. First off, most of these "clinics" have gone away from …

Author: Uncle Jim
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Saline solution in nebulizer to help move mucous

I have hypertonic saline 7% and its wonderful!! It may irritate the lungs some ppl mix with albuterol or xopenex.so don;t have the irriation of the airways. I use mine straight. also mucomyst is another one for he neb to help loosen mucus but it stinks …

Author: Ferenc
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Exhaustion

About a month ago, I experienced my first major exacerbation which put me in the hospital for a wee. When I left the hospital my O2 levels were low so they put me on oxygen. At that time, I felt very weak and tired. As time has passed, my O2 levels have …

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