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Detox and Cleaning Lungs

Has anyone used herbs and such Holistic methods to cleanse and detox their lungs with any success?I have found numerous videos and write-ups on how to do this using Licorice Root and many other herbal items to make teas that are supposed to do this detox …

Author: Grenz45
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Can COPD be diagnosed by only CT Scan?

Shortness of breath. Smoker 35 years. CT Scan in ER. Diagnosed exacerbation of COPD. No further testing. Was on oxygen for three days and treated for Flu. No issues at present time. Stopped smoking. I feel for anyone that has this disease.

Author: Rett
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CO2 Retention, COPD Stage III Respiratory Failure

I'm new here, so hello to all! I was recently hospitalized due to headaches, sleepiness, dizziness, being off balance, being very emotional, having vivid and terrifying nightmares, etc. My O2 sats were in the 70s. It was discovered that my blood CO2 was …

Author: Victorias
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Does any one know of the WEI Institute?

This treats COPD and emphysema with herbs wondering if it is worth looking into.

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Non-stop Coughing spasms

I don't know if this is what it would be called, but I often have trouble with coughing spasms. I will cough and cough and cough and can't stop to catch my breathe. It is not a deep cough that coughs anything up, it is just like a tickle that won't stop. …

Author: EmmaDee
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Video explaining COPD, treatment, inhalers

Grenz45 suggested searching for video. I did, and found this interesting series of edu: Here are two, they link to others like treatment explained: https://tinyurl.com/q8anv8n Inhalers explained: https://tinyurl.com/y4t4wyyu

Author: netmouse
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How does the FDA Make Sure New Treatments are Safe AND Effective?

I saw a great article written by FDA leadership and thought it may be of interest to some of you here. http://bit.ly/329oqvl One of the most important jobs of the US Food and Drug Administration is to make sure new medications and devices are both safe …

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Severe obstruction but...?

Hello everyone! Nice to meet you. I am new here, and I haven't been diagnosed yet. I am waiting to see the pulmonologist and had to wait 6 week (ugh) for an appointment. I am not looking for medical advice but I am curious if anyone has had a similar …

Author: Sassycat
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"Lung function" - what are people talking about?

What numbers are people referring to when they say, "I have 60% of my lung function." Is it FEV1? The FEV/FVC ration? Something else? Thank you!

Author: Sassycat
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does anyone have upper back issues with their copd

i’m starting to have problems with my upper back hurting all the time is this part of cop

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Did my Dad suffer?

Hi Sorry, I don’t know if I’m using the site or post in correct area. My father passed away suddenly last week. He was diagnosed with stage 4 copd last year after a hospital stay. They never said end life copd but that if he went on the bipap and gave up …

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Anxiety and Insomnia

Here is the situation. For two months I have been fighting a respiratory infection. I have been through several antibiotics and just cant seem to kick it out completely. 70% at best. I have a neutralizer and use Albuterol / Ipratropium with it. I have …

Author: Grenz45
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90-95 saturation without O2

3 weeks ago my doc gave me the walk around tour and my sats dropped to 85. I had just gotten out of the hospital and the VA had already delivered an oxygen concentrator and 8 cylinders of O2. No instructions from hospital when released as to how often to …

Author: tomtom
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Can you help us spread awareness about COPD!??

Over the past several days, I have had the pleasure of communicating by phone and email with David Knight, Executive Producer of COPD: The Logical Way to Improve Lung Function and Breathe Better, a documentary film designed to increase awareness of COPD …

Author: Uncle Jim
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Lung Biopsy

I recently had a lung biopsy the results came back, I do not have cancer but I do have something called Organizing Pneumonia or Boop. My Doctor put me on prednisone 6 pills a day 10mg each. Have any of you heard of this kind of pneumonia? Prednisone has …

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Can anyone suggest positive approaches to dealing with anxiety?

My wife has reached a point that the mere thought of me leaving the house and being alone heightens her anxiety level. It’s starting to make me feel as if I’m in a cage and the bad guy when I insist she will be fine while I’m away. She has some …

Author: Alee
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New at the oxygen thing...and scared to death!

I went to a Pulmonologist a few weeks ago and was set up on oxygen last Friday, as my oxygen level when I went to him was 88l. I'm a 66 year old female and over many years have gained weight due to doctors refusing to do surgery on my knees so I could …

Author: treefrog
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Prognosis for newly diagnosed COPD.

Hi, I am an otherwise fit 53 year old male and have just been diagnosed with COPD. I stopped smoking 8 or 9 years ago. but this year noticed trouble breathing on occasion. Spirometry had me down as mild obstruction after inhaler. FEV 63% i think. No info …

Author: Jonno
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Stem cell thoughts..

Has anyone heard of this research by the Chinese? What are your thoughts on it? Could Chronic Lung Disease be conquered in five years? Source www.eurekalert.org Public Release: 9-Feb-2018 Chinese researchers report first lung stem cell …

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Trying to understand my PFT numbers

I’ve gone around and around with my pulmonologist for over a year, with them being wishy washy about whether I might have COPD or asthma. Can anyone give me any insight? Here are the main numbers from my latest PFT. My new doc thinks it’s asthma, but I …

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Salt Inhalers for COPD

When I as in hospital for exacerbation and couldn't move the mucus I was put on pulmozyme and it really worked they use it for CF patients . My drs nurse tried to get it here in our town but couldn't have it for home use. I do the hypertonic 7% saline …

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What is the preferred order of taking your daily inhaled medications? Does it matter?

I get up I do my  brovana then pulmicort in neb. A while later I do the flovent inhaler and the Spiriva inhaler. If I need more bronchodilator I can neb with xopenex.  I have a xopenex HFA I rarely use but its here for me when I am away.  .

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Medications from All Day Chemist in India

I just read some old posts from folks who buy their meds from India. Can anyone tell me how you verified the quality and safety? It looks as if it is far less expensive, especially if you are in the Medicare Coverage Gap as I am now thanks to the …

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Zephyr Valve video

This was posted by Gramma Cheri in another post. It is a documentary about Leonard Nimoy, but also great info and a video on the Zephyr Valve. it sounds so promising, as others have posted here, for those with severe disease. https://mylungsmylife …

Author: netmouse
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I think Laughter is a drug that we should have daily

I think that for all we go thru daily as COPD patients we should all laugh and enjoy ourselves Every day Do you all agree?? Share a humorous story it will make you feel good Kenny A

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