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Has anyone tried any natural treatments and had good results?

I would like to try essential oils, supplements, or acupuncture. Has anyone tried these or other natural therapies?

Author: Gwynne
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Chinese Chop Sticks

Due to poor air quality, I’ve avoided China travel. Folks I know who went on tours by “Air and Sea Travel Center” in Honolulu have been very pleased with those China and other tours—very nice hotels, good food, transportation. Tour guides all live in …

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Peripheral Artery Disease

Does anyone have this in addition to Copd/emphysema. I was diagnosed with copd and emphysema/ in June of 2019 and in the last 4 weeks my legs are bothering me. Doctor suspects PAD. Can this be caused by the copd/em

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Valve procedure

Has anyone had valve placement in their lungs ?

Author: Chippie
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Just was told in ER last night I have severe emphysema. I'm scared.

Hello, I hope I'm in the right place. I'm a 34 year old man. Quit smoking cigarettes on June 1st 2019. Started at the age of 16. So, 17-18 years of smoking. Picked up vaping instead in June. I quit vaping yesterday. I went to the ER last night because …

Author: Z.Dean
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How to get qualified for the Zephr valve.

Having COPD, myself I am on a few medicationsand wear oxygen at night. I have read about the Zephyr valve and how it can gethelp with shortness of breath and overall wellbeing. Living close to thePhiladelphia area I know that Temple and Thomas Jefferson …

Author: Karl60
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Which is better, a POC or B size tanks?

Edge 77 what do u mean M6B to 6 lpm? I have regulator that goes to 5 either demand or continuous. Are there a 6 regulator? Be helpful if there was. I do c and or b tanks for portability.

Author: edpe77
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Travel Insurance

Jean, do you recall what company they purchased their travel insurance from? I’ve read that some folks have had positive experiences with their travel insurance while others have had coverage and claims denied and really fight to get insurer to pay …

Author: perkyH
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Emphysema no symptoms

hi everyone been a while since I’be been on, if you remember I had emphysemous changes, seen lung specialist today and had another spirometry which was 68%. He said I had unsymptamatic emphysema and didn’t require anything at this time but there seeing …

Author: Grandma05
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COPD and Air Travel—What Should Be Considered?

So many of us with COPD have loved ones spread across this wonderful world and/or places we want to see, events we want/need to attend. Often flying is one of the fastest ways (sometimes the only way) of getting between distances. What should be kept in …

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Coping with shortness of breath

hi all, I was wondering if you all have suggestions for coping with chronic shortness of breath? Even with oxygen therapy at 2L I feel like a fish out of water. I’m exhausted by the end of the day and simple shopping trips have turned into big events.

Author: Soleena
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Portable oxygen concentrator-Would love to Hear Pros, Cons and Tips

I am going to purchase a Portable Oxygen Concentrator, would love to hear pros and cons plus any tip

Author: DeeMarie
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.i still have to pay 365.00

Yes, Northwest Pharmacy in Canada - brand name symbicort generic -check it out . $125.00 symbicort and $171.00 for spirivia. This is for 3 months supply for both medicines. ?This is for symbicort for 160 mg. Less for 80 mg. Works well for me. Even …

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Can someone explain the difference between pursed lip and diaphragmatic breathing ?

The reason I ask, is it strikes me that when PLB you are completely employing the diaphragm. When it was introduced to me I could see not difference. ed

Author: edpe77
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Will quitting smoking stop the progression of COPD?

Hello, I am 38 years old and have been diagnosed with mild COPD. (Sorry. More than one question.) If I stop smoking now, will this disease progress anyway? How fast does it progress? Is this an absolute death sentence for me? Are scientists working on …

Author: Social360
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Smartdose or Oxymizer ?

I just wanted to ask if what is the difference between a Smartdose Oxygen Conserver and an Oxymizer? seems like bottomline, both are used to conserve Oxygen on tanks and deliver bolus Oxygen upon needed. I'm looking for something to conserve Oxygen to …

Author: chubs
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Can anyone recommend a good doctor in North Ft. Myers, FL?

My mom needs to be on a better medication and needs a good pulmonologist or family doctor who is open to changing her medications.

Author: Gwynne
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What Can X-rays and Ct scans really tell us?

My x-ray showed normal lungs. I continued being treated for emphysema. My second opinion gave me a CT Scan, high rsolultion, that showed I did not have emphysema (COPD) but something else (also concerning, unfortunately) per my prior posts. What I …

Author: ksuzn
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More SOB on a prednisone taper with pneumonia?

methylprednisolonemethylprednisolonemethylprednisoloneI have always felt that way on pred at first on high dose. A lot of anxiety goes with it. I am just so glad I been off pred for a long time. I dislike this stuff very much. So many side affects. Had …

Author: Polenski
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Does anyone have more shortness of breath while they are on Incruse?

My mom has had 11 flare ups this year after starting Incruse.

Author: Gwynne
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Lung CT Scan Results - High Resolution

Below I am reposting my old PFT results with my questioning why is the DLCO so low - really low like almost no air is passing thru cell walls - when everything else seems moderate. Some said a low DLCO shows emphysema. But as per the above, I don't have …

Author: netmouse
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Nebulizers: Your experience and Tips

Do you currently use or have you ever used a nebulizer? Do you have tips for anyone who might be using a nebulizer for the first time? What maintenance is involved? What is your routine?

Author: Janina K
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PFTs secret? Seems to be.

Hello again. I had PFTs December 18th and I've searched in Patient Portal of my records for the results since then, but to no avail. It shows nothing about the PFTs. I can view my MRI, my CT scan, my echocardiogram, my x-rays, and every other test that …

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Smokers - At what age were you diagnosed?

I smoked since I was maybe 11 or even younger, both my father and elder brother smoked in the house, so i was exposed to second hand smoke since birth I guess. I continued smoking about a pack a day untill 2004 when I felt a sharp pain in my chest. The …

Author: Codegrad
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Bronchiectasis

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28546748-bronchiectasis-in-copd-patients-more-than-a-comorbidity/?fbclid=IwAR2b4HDyPwizFDPTZ-1mZHA5J1vY5NXJcecEv8Px4glLE8xsfuWumqH_210 Yes seen that article also. I was diagnosed in 2014 with bronchiectasis with ct …

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