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Signs & Symptoms of COPD & Emphysema by Well Med Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of some of the common signs and symptoms of COPD & Emphysema: Blue lips Blue nails Blue skin Body aches Breathing difficulties Breathlessness Breathlessness after exertion Chronic cough Clear, colorless sputum Cor pulmonale Cyanosis Daily morning cough Difficulty sleeping Frequent coughing ... Read on »
LIVING WELL WITH COPD, EMPHYSEMA, LUNG DISEASE by Lynn E. Posted Fri 17 Oct 2008 9:01pm Prevent respiratory infections Any respiratory infection — even the common cold — can cause an acute exacerbation of COPD, so it is to your advantage to do whatever you can to avoid catching what's going around. Washing your hands frequently with soap and water can reduce your risk. Alcohol-based instant hand sanitizers can also help. As much a ... Read on »
Quit Smoking and Prevent Emphysema Now with Lung Detox by Sandy H. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:24pm Have you just decided to quit smoking again after hearing that the singer Amy Winehouse has just been diagnosed with emphysema? Cigarette smoking is the major cause of emphysema, a serious disease of the lungs. If you quit smoking now you can prevent many health problems associated with it including emphysema, lung cancer, high cholesterol, harde ... Read on »
Lessons in COPD, Emphysema by Lynn E. Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 4:36pm 1 Comment Those of us with COPD, Emphysema, Asthma oftentimes must step outside the box to make ourselves better; to help ourselves and the quality of our lives. The following offers a lot of info on how to help ourselves fight the attack of the oxidants. We truly must fight to holdfast to our stability and to diligently seek ways to hopefully restore our lu ... Read on »
Treatments for COPD & Emphysema by Be Well Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm 1 Comment Here is a list of treatments and procedures that are commonly used to treat COPD & Emphysema: Allergy shots Avoid air pollution Avoid cigarette smoke Avoid colds and flus Avoid conditions that exacerbate symptoms Avoid dust Avoid excessive cold Avoid excessive heat Avoid flying in aeroplanes Avoid fumes Avoid very ... Read on »
GERD Common in Patients with COPD (emphysema) by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted Sat 20 Dec 2008 6:44pm The June 2007 issue of Chest reported more than half of the patients with advanced COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). The overall presence of GERD was 57% in this small 42 patient study. Only 26% reported heartburn or acid indigestion. Most were not recieving acid blockers at the time of their ... Read on »
COPD (emphysema) and GERD by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 5:37pm The June 2007 issue of Chest reports 57% of "advanced" COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) patients tested positive for GERD. Only 1/4 of this group of 42 patients had symptoms of heartburn or indigestion. "Few" were on GERD therapy when surveyed for this study. I would hope this could help lead the way for more scientific study into t ... Read on »
Drugs for COPD & Emphysema by Med Team Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of drugs and medications that are commonly prescribed to treat COPD & Emphysema: Advair Albuterol Ampicillin Antibiotics Asmanex Atropine Atrovent Azmacort Beclomethasone Bronchodilators Chantix Combivent Corticosteroids or steroids Cough suppressants Dexamethasone Digitalis (digoxin) ... Read on »
Tests & Diagnostics for COPD & Emphysema by Get Healthy Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of some of the common tests and diagnostics for COPD & Emphysema: Blood carbon dioxide level Blood oxygen level Chest X-ray Diffusing capacity lung test Forced vital capacity (FVC) lung test Lung function Nicotine Residual volume (RV) lung test Spirometer (lung function test) Total lung capacity (TLC) ... Read on »
COPD & Emphysema by Mamaflo Posted Fri 29 May 2009 10:48pm As many of you know, I was a smoker for 36 years and quit in September 2007 with the help of Chantix. Even though I quit, my breathing has gotten increasingly worse. A few months ago I went to see a Pulmonologist and he started me on a few more medications (some inhalers), and ordered lung scans and some blood work. Earlier this week I went ba ... Read on »