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Sunday Puzzle

4b-two in one 8d-stand back

Author: JeanO53
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“Scarring”

Thanks to all who are entertaining my questions. I figure it’s good to ask anyway for other people to search. So- when people say “scarring”. I feel like that term is used in so many kinds of lung diseases. But these lung diseases like fibrosis and …

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It’s been a year and still? IDK - confused.

How is everyone-it’s been sometime and think I’m getting a handle on this BUT who knows and no doctor has given me a diagnosis. 44/Male 5’8 JANUARY 11, 2021 3PM PVC 4.57 97% FEV 1 2.96 79% **POST with inhaler **PVC 4.41 94% FEV 3.22 86% DLCO 115% …

Author: mcat43
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CBD Gummies

I've used CBD oil that I make from CBD isolate powder and MCT (coconut oil) for a few yrs. I've found that the most of the places doing studies on it are those that have a stake in its use and thats part of the problem of it not being taken seriously. I …

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​Why don't people want to quit smoking?

Hi DannyB - I really wish it was that simple. I'm speaking as a former smoker, the addiction to smoking cigarettes is not mostly psychological. There is also a physical addiction to the substances in cigarettes. I finally quit smoking 18 years ago …

Author: DannyB
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Anyone have experience of a breathing aid called AirPhysio Global

I saw an ad in facebook the other day for a Australian manufactured breathing aid designed for COPD and Asthema patients.There were attached to the ad so many postive claims for the benefits by users in improving their breathing and mucus control,just …

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Real meaning/function of FEV1/FVC

This is a bit complicated... In the "GOLD" definition an FEV1/FVC less than 0.70 ( 70%) counts as obstructed ( whether it is 0.69 or 0.30 ). The FEV1 as a % predicted is then used to define severity ( in your case- more than 80% is mild). In general- a …

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Is anyone else using Fisetin to reduce phlegm, and is it doing as great for you as it is for me?

Had earthquake violent coughing fits multiple times per day producing rivers of mucus, left me exhausted, all I did was lay down. Been on Fisetin 3 weeks, after first week I noticed my coughing fits and muscus were almost zero. Cough was slight and I …

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You pays your money and makes your choice

Absolutely first class and bang on. Thankyou Dr Mannino, Jean and Das - so very much appreciated. I have a cast iron regime of diet and exercise which I stick to come rain, wind or more rain and this has proved beneficial on numerous levels, but you're …

Author: Eddie 7
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Check in - What is Rare Disease Day?

Welcome to this special “Rare Disease Day” edition of the Wednesday Check in (yes, I know it’s Monday – don’t worry, you didn’t lose two days!). Yesterday, more than 200 events in 54 countries promoted the awareness of rare diseases. Why are we talking …

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Check in –Bronchiectasis, NTM Lung Disease and COPD - Why Should this be Important to Me?

Last week we talked about COPD basics. Check in - Why is it important to know what happens to your lungs with COPD? (copdfoundation.org) Now that we’ve talked about the basics of COPD, let’s take a closer look at how symptoms can affect different …

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Emphysematous changes in a ct scan

Hello everyone, I'm new to 360social, I'm 50 years old and have been smoking since I was 16, last month during a regular check up with my doctor I asked if I could have have a lung check up since I have been smoking for almost 34 years, she asked me if I …

Author: Javi
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Check in - Why is it important to know what happens to your lungs with COPD?

Hi Jane... So much good information here. Thank You!! When I was first diagnosed I knew next to nothing about how my lungs worked and had never heard of COPD. The first thing I did after diagnosis was to read everything I could get my hands on, …

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What are comorbidities? Why do I need to know?

Good afternoon!! As you have probably seen by now, we are talking about comorbidities this month. Do you know what that word means or what comorbidities are common with COPD? I wanted to put a little activity together for you to explain this, so here it …

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Can’t see a lot of COPD on ctscan- why?

I don’t have the answer, yet have had the exact same question! I have persistent asthma with a strong mucus component that causes me to cough and clear my throat frequently. The radiologist can tell me there’s no bronchiectasis and even note “tiny” areas …

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My recent PFT tests

Before thanksgiving I had gotten sick and needed antibiotics and steroids. They helped for about a week, then I went back to feeling SOB and wheezing. I finally went back to a new doctor about 5-6 weeks later and he did new PFT tests before Christmas. He …

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Best Medication

I have COPD, verified by spirometry and pulmonary exams. Technically, by the numbers, my case is severe according to the pulmonologist. I do not have any trouble with mucus- I don't cough, wheeze or rattle when I breathe, even while sleeping. My lungs …

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What about this activity at our next group meeting?

We have a winner for sure! For those who don't know the song - here it is: Stephanie, I'm guessing berets are optional?

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Obnoxious mild copd

There isn’t a moment, a breath, even on Trelegy or Breztri or ipratropium solution nebulized, where i don’t feel “obstruction” (pressure in lungs, crap in airway, shortness of breath) when I breathe out. Again, i dont have significant allergies and this …

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Hello

I have recently been diagnosed with Emphysema and am new to this site. If anyone can tell me how to avoid thrush or any type of mouth or dental problems, I would appreciate it. I'd also like to know if it's possible to stop any progression or is it …

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It’s raining terms! What is bronchiectasis? What is NTM?

You may or may not have heard of these before – let alone tried to pronounce them. Here is some basic information about these two lung conditions: bronchiectasis and NTM lung disease. We’ll add more details and point you to resources as we progress …

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When will I know when a flare up is over?

I hope this isn’t a silly question but I’m looking for some information. Last Saturday I was very congested and couldn’t seem to cough it up. I had just had some facial surgery for Basil cell so I was just a couch potato… no exercise and not nearly my …

Author: Grannyto7
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Last puzzle of 2021?

5F Fourth Quarter Come Back 7B - Pitching Rotation 1 C 6 of one half a dozen of another 4A - You're on a roll!

Author: JeanO53
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Looking for COPD Basics?

As you may have heard, we're focusing this January on THE BASICS. The 101s of COPD, of bronchiectasis, and of NTM Lung Disease. This information will lay the foundation for our entire year's worth of learning. Today, let's take a look at a few of our …

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Do use your POC Inogen G5 shoveling snow

Do you use your wear while shoveling snow off car? Im always afraid the cold weather will ruin it?

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