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Will mild copd stop progressing if stopped smoking?

Hi Kattlyne, I was going to post a graph here to show the progression of lung disease after a person quits smoking, but it won't let me upload it in this thread, Instead, here is a link to it: https://www.copdfoundation.org/DesktopModules/DigD... …

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Long Weekend Puzzle - Song Titles

3 D Coat of many colors Dolly

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I have never smoked a day in my life and I'm 45 years old

I have never smoked a day in my life and I have it is that how is that possible

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Medication-I would like to know what type of experiences people have had using Dilaresp

I would like to know what type of experiences people have had using Dilaresp. My pulmonologist just prescribed it for me and I am a little hesitant to take it! Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Juli

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Will sub clinical (asymptomatic) emphysema progress to clinical emphysema?

Here is what I think: Emphysema means some holes in lung, and on the CT frames/slices, you will see some darker spots. For very early emphysema, the holes are as small as the image noises, it's hard to tell if they are truly emphysema. The progression …

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Copd and hiccups

My father has copd and over the last 5 days his O2 has been in the 80s sometimes low 90s. He seems to be experiencing more shortness of breath and is extremely hoarse. Yesterday he developed pretty consistent hiccups and they are continuing today. Does …

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Wednesday Check in —Showing Up

When I was working in pulmonary rehab, new patients would come in for their initial assessment. When the assessment was done and they were about to leave, they’d often say, "I feel much better about things now than I did when I got here today. This …

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Nasal Spray as Antiviral?

I know we want to avoid Covid in any way we can, but would the elimination of other viruses in our system cause us to be susceptible to bugs we would otherwise fight off?

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Diagnosed with COPD stage 4 & Asthma

Hi, I’m in the India. My father is 57 years old and recently diagnosed with COPD stage 4(FEV1 29% and post PFT is 32%). What to do and What is the life expectancy. Please help History: doesn't smoke or never smoked. He had very severe asthma from past …

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My Mom has the end stage of COPD - can someone help me

Sorry to hear about your mom. First off Emphysema is COPD. Palliative care is not a bad idea and definitely worth looking into. As for smoking particles catching fire that is not true. Only dangerous if a flame, spark is present. As for life expectancy, …

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Emphysema and covid

I was diagnosed with emphysema years ago. I was taking 2 puffs of generic Spiriva every day. All was good till I got covid. I'm not vaxxed, got covid in January of this year. After I got over it, I had a lot of problems. Breathing was worse and the …

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Diagnosed with emphysema

Hello TFoers, It sounds like you're doing well following your chest infection, which is shown by all the physical activity and exercise you're able to do. Good for you for keeping up with that! It's my understanding that emphysema can show up on a …

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Interest findings in my spirometry results

Right after I got the PFT results from hospital, I bought a spirometer and start tracking my numbers. The numbers started with the same result as what I got from the hospital (FEV1: 3.8L, FVC: 5.73L), and keep a steady growth during the last 40 days, now …

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Check in—Change

Jane - Thank you for everything you have shared with us. Know that you have touched and helped to change so many lives for the good. I’m certain that you will continue to do so. I love the butterfly as a symbol of change, the process requiring much work …

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Second opinion

You may be able to alleviate some or all of the soreness in your throat by using a spacer or holding chamber if they are metered dose, spray inhalers..

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Stigma associated with COPD

Fighting the stigma of COPD is one of the reasons the COPD Foundation is here. John Walsh (the late founder of the Foundation) , who never smoked but had severe COPD because of Alpha 1 Antitrypsin deficiency ( genetic COPD), called this the "shame and …

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Has anyone here used AllDayChemist in India to purchase their inhalers?

Has anyone used AllDayChemist in India to purchase their inhalers?

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What does this mean ?

my doctor call me after having a pulmonary function test and tells me I have asthma and may have very mild copd what does that mean ? I ask so I don’t have copd and she said you might have a very mild case do the the test again in 2 to 3 years

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Portable nebulize wasting medication.

I just got a mesh Nebulizer. I find at least 1/2 the med condensed in the mouthpiece. Is this normal? I see something called an “aid” neb which is active only on inhalation which might help - anyone got input?

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How long does it take for someone to except there diagnosis?

I’m so sorry to be posting on this here but I have no where to turn to I feel so lost I really want to live my life but i am having a hard time going back to be my regular self I just can’t function is this normal and if so how long before I start …

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Article about COPD Research

Have you seen this article about research that relates to future COPD treatment at this website? https://www.pennmedicine.org/news/news-releases/20...

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How do you find time for self-care?

Recently, I had a minor asthma flare-up that really took me by surprise. I was not expecting it and hadn’t done anything unusual that would have caused it. I used my short acting inhaler, but still felt some chest heaviness later in the day. I was …

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exacerbation as opposed to a panic attack?

I dont know whether i am having an exacerbation or only a panic attack. Can you explain?

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COPD and Diving

Hello. I am a diving lover. I am diagnosed with mild COPD with no symptoms. My pulmonologist has told me that I can scuba dive without problems, however, I am afraid that I may have problems from scuba diving. Could you advise me? Thank you

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Memorable Summer Songs??

Here are some summer hits from 1974 - a fun time for me because I had a new boyfriend! We listened to WLS and WCFL out of Chicago. When Will I See You Again ---- Three Degrees Rock the Boat ------ Hues Corporation You Make Me Feel Brand New ------- …

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