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I WANT TO BUY A SPIROMETER

Check online but be careful about  company location and pricing - large variety.   The company I used gave very poor service.   I got a PiKo-1 in 2011 when I was started on the nebulizer med Brovana (arformoterol.)  I tracked my peak flow and FEV1 for …

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COPD/COVID 19

I'm collecting this information for a professional. If anyone had Covid 19 and revovered or is in recovery, what is your blood type?

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When is the best time to get my flu shot?

https://www.copdfoundation.org/Search-Results.aspx?search=%E2%80%8Bpneumonia%E2%80%8B&scope=Answers take it now is my advice while you have the chance ...... Broncs

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Ready for a new adventure?

This looks intriguing! //ed

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Yes, it is that time of year again. Are you going to get the flu shot?

Even that flu vaccine effectiveness has varied from year to year, the CDC has urged to get a flu shot, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the CDC flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and death …

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Prednisone or prednisolone comment from someone

Agreed..... preds are used in UK mainly as a booster to help fight chest infections alongside antiibiotics..... and need to be reduced once infection is gone .....overuse can cause numerous side effects ..... Broncs

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Check in - A Change for the Better?

There’s no doubt that COPD has caused changes in your life – physical changes to be sure, but emotional changes too. You may now have some anxiety you never had before, concern about the future, your finances, feelings of frustration or regret, or other …

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Is it okay toHave a glass of white wine

Well it depends on HOW BIG is the glass .... Is it a pint or a QUART glass ??? 😊 Bronco

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Why would a corticosteroid reducing mucus imply asthma over chronic bronchitis?

My pulmonologist prescribed Pulmocort and told me if my productive cough went away on the med, it meant I had asthma not COPD. It didn’t. More recently my allergist (who also treats asthma) changed me to QVAR and said the same thing (this time directly …

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Does anyone else live in the Pacific Northwest and dealing with the smoke?

Heres a pic taken out the front door last Tuesday at noon, the night after the wind kicked up and fanned the fires. I actually slept in because I woke up and it was still dark. I finally looked at the clock and holy crap! whats going on. Looked out the …

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Food for thought! Do you.......

Do you think about about what you eat? I have been much more and it's not coming easy for someone who likes pizza, chips, bacon, crisps, twiglets etc. I am trying to eat more healthily Yesterday I had vegetarian bean burger and salad with feta, avacado …

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Rapid weight gain.

I have gained nearly 8 lbs ovr the last 3 weeks or so with no diet or exercise change and have more SOB episodes when walking outside or up stairs. Is there a relationship with COPD or could it be something els? Am down to 7 mg of prednisone for the PMR …

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Balloons : As a therapy?

Hoping I'm not getting forgetful but I seem to recall that my mum, at her copd/breath easy sessions, was once told to buy balloons and blow them up as an exercise. Would that be right? Ironic I might well go to same session she did. Least I know where it …

Author: Norso
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Blood pressure

hey Norso Blood Pressure UK membership can help to keep your blood pressure under control ..... Broncs http://www.bloodpressureuk.org/get-involved/become-a-member/

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Interest in Support Group Call

I hope it's not too late. I would be very interested. I would be open to either web, or telephone, or both. I'm new here as we just moved at the end of March. I was at Better Breathers, and had friends and counsel at our previous home.

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Pulse Oximeters

Hi again Norso Further to my previous post on your question you may wish to know the following which is used by most professionals across the World regarding the use of a SPIROMETER which is the easiest way to assess >> Stages of Chronic Lung Disease: < mild or stage 1 with a fev1 about 80 percent or more of normal. moderate or stage 2 with a fev1 between 50 and 80 percent of normal. severe or stage 3 with a fev1 between 30 and 50 percent of normal. very severe or stage 4 (also known as end-stage lung disease) with a lower fev1 than stage 3, or those with stage 3 fev1 and low blood oxygen levels … mild="" or="" stage="" 1="" with="" a="" fev1="" about="" 80="" percent="" or="" more="" of="" normal.="" moderate="" or="" stage="" 2="" with="" a="" fev1="" between="" 50="" and="" 80="" percent="" of="" normal.="" severe="" or="" stage="" 3="" with="" a="" fev1="" between="" 30="" and="" 50="" percent="" of="" normal.="" very="" severe="" or="" stage="" 4="" (also="" known="" as="" end-stage="" lung="" disease)="" with="" a="" lower="" fev1="" than="" stage="" 3,="" or="" those="" with="" stage="" 3="" fev1="" and="" low="" blood="" oxygen="" levels="">

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Powerbreath and oxygen boost... Any good

Hi Norso check out the video by our own therapist .... JANE MARTIN ..... at this link for breathing exercises OK?.... Broncs https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/I-am-a-Person-with-COPD/Breathing-Exercises-for-COPD.aspx

Author: Norso
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I’m afraid I have COPD but can’t get testing for a month

Hello and welcome to our group!! I have not had a cpap yet but afraid its coming. What Steph said sure sounds very good to me I would be weary of wearing one also.

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inogen products

Hi Norso If you use the NHS.In the UK you require a consultant from your local hospital to recommend LTOT as part of your medication (LTOT means LONG TERM OXYGEN TREATMENT). you really need to know your lung condition FIRST..... have you had a …

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What could "chronic emphysemic changes" be?

Clipper has pointed out your need to know your FEV1% BEFORE jumping to any conclusions regarding Stages in COPD .....from your posts it is abundantly obvious to me (I am merely a fellow sufferer of COPD and speak from many years of surviving with …

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Check in - Feeling Young(er)

Hi Jane....What makes me feel younger???? I'm 68---- Nothing anymore!!!!!---LOL--Just kidding!! For me I guess it's exercise. I believe it has literally saved my quality of life. Luckily for me I've always been active. Played sports until my mid 50's …

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Oxygen ideas but not prescribed

:.hey your body is functioning perfectly Norso:...... you say " on exercise bpm goes to about 103 or 114 or 120" . ... "But later in day sp02 drops and bpm increases". ..... this is your brain automatically adjusting your heart rate to keep your …

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Has anyone used a breathing resistance exerciser?

The (inspire) can contribute to problems. Even hospital issued incentive spirometers can. I made one of the resistant devices using a 50mm graduated cylinder, put 3 different size finger holes, attached nebulizer mouthpiece. It does help remove mucus …

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Supplements like NAC, ginseng etc

Sorry... Yet another question. Just read NAC is good as is ginseng for copd sufferers. Are they? And any other suggestions that might help

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How fast can one die from COPD? Is it gradual and slow?

I am so sorry to hear of your sad loss Nicky your question was ..... "How fast can one die from COPD? Is it gradual and slow?" What you posted should really help others live when you said ..... "my dad recently died in his sleep on August 7th 2020 …

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