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Cortison treatmet (Atmadisc etc) and weak immune system

Hello everyone, this is my first post here and it is regarding the potentially weakened immune system through the constant intake of cortison through medications such as Atmadisc. I am suffering from COPD but am able to do sports regularly (running 2 …

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Dignitas

Not being gloomy but practical. Has anyone/would anyone consider it? I watched my mum die, COPD and lung cancer, I was close to her but found the end stages difficult and tiring, as did my dad. And for her, as much as I just didn't want her to die, I …

Author: Norso
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Cannot fathom why.......

Some people who have given up smoking don't stay at mild stage? For instance Leonnard Nimmoy. Why would that be? I've also just read, depressingly, that some people can't delay the downward path even with treatment. I suppose we are all different mat …

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Puzzle time - How well do you know your idioms?

Have fun folks! //ed

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Oxygen change when laying down sleep.

This might be a problem with my head music and not my oxygen level. I recently had to increase my O2 to a minimum of 4 lpm to maintain a sat of even as low as 85-88. I did this on my own as I had no upcoming dr appt. Other than not being able to maintain …

Author: Minuteman3
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What 2020 World COPD Events are you aware of and/or involved in?

Share info about all 2020 World COPD Events folks are aware of—this year held on Sat 11/21. Share so folks can join as desired.

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Do you use a fan when you feel breathless?

I like a cool room and some air blowing on me when I sleep. I also use a white noise machine and an air purifier and a humidifier!!!!!---- Good luck sleeping with me!!!!!!!

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Is it okay to have a glass of white wine?

Is it okay to have a glass of white wine

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Step and 6mw tests!? Flat out, fast or leisurely

To hopefully improve I have done various exercises and tests myself including six minute walk test, climbing stairs and 3 minute step test which is the only one paced. So the question is do you do the 6mwt at your fastest pace, brisk, speed walk or what? …

Author: Norso
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sp02 lower on different oximeter...Pulse Oximeters... How reliable

Good morning everyone, well it's morning uk time. Bit depressed as I got bought spare meter to check sp02 in case other one was not accurate. This one usually measures my sp02 1 to 2 points lower than all the previous readings I have given on here. …

Author: Norso
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Diabetes, Amputation

Can someone give any advice? My dad who is 87 yrs old has been told that he has to have his big toe on the right foot amputated due to diabetes. The doctors are not sure if it will heal due to the reduced blood flow in his leg. And they have mentioned …

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Pulse Oximeters - Does anyone have one or used one?

Not being techy I can't locate the thread where I learnt pulse oximeters cannot tell what oxygen content is in the sp02 rate, but I think I've found an oximeter that does! Then again I'm probably wrong - as usual. It's the masimo rad 57. Reading the …

Author: Norso
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What you say, Yet another wackie wordie?

D2 Recruiting Infractions

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Teaching with a Twist - Oxygenate

Here is the first post in our “Teaching with a Twist” series: At some point you have probably thought about buying or have already bought a pulse oximeter. I want to take a few minutes and talk about what a pulse oximeter is measuring, the device …

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Check in - A Change for the Better?

Bronco78 I never suggested Sassycat was ignorant, you are the one that suggested she needed to educated herself. Sassycat and I are good. I have nothing to apologize for Mike.

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Mike Hess COPD Videos coming to COPD Foundation Facebook Page!

Mike Hess, shown here with me and our wives, Mary and Kelly, is an award-winning Respiratory Therapist/Consultant/Speaker, a COPD Advocate and. Healthcare Futurist. He works at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker, M.D. School of Medicine …

Author: Uncle Jim
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inogen products

Hi Norso If you use the NHS.In the UK you require a consultant from your local hospital to recommend LTOT as part of your medication (LTOT means LONG TERM OXYGEN TREATMENT). you really need to know your lung condition FIRST..... have you had a …

Author: emma jack
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Can COPD be definitively diagnosed from a radiograph?

The definitive diagnostic tool for COPD is a spirometry test or a full blown Pulmonary Function test. Sometimes a CT scan is also done to confirm and add specificity to the diagnosis. X-rays can indicate some signs of COPD, but they aren't definitive. …

Author: WebDevDiva
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Does anyone else live in the Pacific Northwest and dealing with the smoke?

Heres a pic taken out the front door last Tuesday at noon, the night after the wind kicked up and fanned the fires. I actually slept in because I woke up and it was still dark. I finally looked at the clock and holy crap! whats going on. Looked out the …

Author: GlennD
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No help for me...

Have been tested and during the test I was given an inhaler (test worse after inhaler). Doc told me I DO have COPD and to put salt in my wounds, there is NO help I can get to make my breathing easier. Was told I "could" have 5 more years if I quit …

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Difficulty breathing in the shower

It's probably easiest to make washing your hair a separate operation from taking a shower. Also, choose a time of day when you're rested and have some energy. Showering requires exertion AND involves some humidity that many patients find uncomfortable. …

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Ready for a new adventure?

B2 Holy Night? D3 Swept Up?

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Prednisone or prednisolone comment from someone

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Blood pressure

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Oxygen ideas but not prescribed

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