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Single lung transplant

Has anyone had a single lung transplant?

Author: Chippie
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Getting the word out - NEED IDEAS!

I strongly believe in the power of radio to communicate to a mass audience. To get a public service announcement (PSA) created and aired you must go through the the Advertising council. Commonly known as the Ad Council, they are an american nonprofit …

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Palliative Care vs Hospice

I found this graphic to help show in a more visual way what CharlesH was describing in his post - maybe it will help someone to see it presented in this way... so you can see that curative treatment can occur at the same time as palliative care.

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Do I have COPD? I need a correct diagnosis.

Hello everyone, this site has been very helpful and encouraging. I am 39 year old male with being diagnosed with asthma. I'm a firefighter and have been for 19 years. I'm very perplexed, I've been told I have asthma, yet my albuterol never ever works. I …

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Visit the COPD Action Center!

Tell the Senate that the "Graham-Cassidy" ACA Replacement Plan Hurts the COPD community. If passed, people with chronic conditions will pay more for less care. Take action today: copdf.co/2t0SMT8

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Moderate (stage 2) COPD

Hello Mark 72, I am 42 years old and diagnosed with COPD in February of this year. I have a FEV of 68. I can do all the activities without great difficulty, I only feel SOB when I exercise fast or I quickly climb a ladder. Moreover, following the …

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Brieo

Breo is safe. I have used it for over a year. It has been FDA approved for use with COPD. You might want to read the following articles. https://www.drugs.com/breo-ellipta.html The second article is about the use of Incruse and Breo together. This is …

Author: carolcole
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Alcohol consumption with COPD

What happens when you drink alcohol with COPD? Making healthychoices is critically important for anyone living with COPD to avoid illness,exacerbations, or hastened progression of the disease. But does that mean onemust abstain from alcohol completely? …

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results

diagnosed in January as moderate copd recently tested had fev1 of 85percent predicted does this mean I'm now mild thought it only declined

Author: mhigh
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Tea

I just bought a box of Yogi Breathe Deep Tea, any feedback good or bad would be appreciated?

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Non-U.S. treatments for COPD

Is anyone aware of copd treatments that are approved outside the U.S. but not in the U.S?I am aware of the coils, which are in use in Europe. Any other cutting-edge treatments outside the US?

Author: jkm
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Singing Despite COPD? No, Singing to HELP COPD

Can singing help maximize lung capacity? Visit the Pulmonary Education and Research Foundation(PERF) blog for an exchange between Mary Burns, RN, BS and a researchfellow at Haukeland University Hospital in Norway regarding the benefits ofsinging to help …

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My Take on Diaphragmatic (big word) Breathing

I have been breathing from my diaphragm most of my life – I am a trumpet player. For anyone who doesn’t know how, I’ll give you my take on it. Somehow, when I’m in the middle of an exacerbation and my lungs are at their TIGHTest, I am still able to play …

Author: mpowers
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Humidity

I have read some things on humidity and limiting outdoor activities with COPD, however is it better not to do your daily outdoor exercise or Just Do It? Some info says do exercise no matter what! and some info says it's better to just stay indoors? Want …

Author: Bill66
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Delay in Getting a POC

Hi Perhaps the Community has some advice. I've been trying to get a POC since July. My request was expedited for work reasons. It's now the end of September, and no POC in sight. There seems to be an endless amount of red tape and delay at the 02 …

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Has anyone had experience with "CT Guided Biopsy?"

My pulmo has been watching a spot in the upper right corner of my lung. It shower up in last years CT, again this year in both a CT and then a CT/with contrast. He then had me do a PRT scan, and now wants to do a "needle biopsy". I'm not sure I want to …

Author: edpe77
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What does COPD feel like?

If you were trying to share the experience of living with COPD, how would you describe it? I saw a few amazing posts where members said they've recommended people breathe through a straw, etc. to understand some of the physical …

Author: Janina K
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COPD & Age: Is there a "typical" age?

I am 59 and live in the mile high state of Colorado at 5200 feet. I have had severe spring fall allergies with crazy lung inflammation all my life. I have taken steroids every spring and fall and generally multiple rounds for decades. I did not smoke and …

Author: Janina K
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Mucus:

Hello, I am caring for my Mom for at least the next month, as my siblings and I are taking turns. My Mom refuses to go to the hospital anymore & wants to be at home. After her last two visits in hospital, there was no improvement. In fact, her …

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Oxygen

Anybody using liquid O2?

Author: Chippie
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What Should I Do?

I'm on Anoro and my doctor added Flovent to that. I was finding that I was getting short of breath so I stopped taking the Flovent and within a few days my breathiing improved but I began coughing up a lot of nasty stuff. The coughing didn't stop so I …

Author: Fleur
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Trying to spread the word about copd

As many know I'm very newly diagnosed, around a month or so but have been battling breathing problems about 2 years. My primary never really dove into it, instead saying stuff like I'm over weight, out of shape, poor exercise tolerance, stuff like that. …

Author: JeannieM
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I think my mom is giving up

my mom is 83 and has been battling copd, emphysema and chf for years. She doesn't want to eat anymore. She says it's too hard to swallow. She is on oxygen 24/7 for about 2 years. She is getting weaker. I am not sure what to do at this point. I have to …

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Hyper-inflated lungs

Hi everyone. My question is, is there a way I can keep my lungs from being over-inflated. And, I am wondering, does COPD make it difficult to loose weight? Thanks so much for your input. Tlane

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Newly diagnosed

I have already received a few responses to my questions and I want to say thank you so much for your insight. I was asked about my numbers . So my story is, I'm 46 years old, never smoked a day in my life. However, growing up in the 70's every one else …

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