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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Are you a smoker? If so, COPD is likely. If you have never smoked it is less likely. If concerned, see a pulmonologist.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adarsh Gupta
21 years experience Family Medicine
Start slow: You don't need to run to lose weight. Even walking will help you lose weight. In the beginning, walk for very short distance, take break and then walk ... Read More
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Diet....: If you can't exercise, then you are left with diet alone. But, you may be able to exercise in spite of copd. Ask your doctor about pulmonary rehab, a ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Try light exercise: Even mild exercise like walking will help you expend some calories and lose weight. That being said, with the inability to perform more intense exerc ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liza Shiff
29 years experience General Practice
Salty taste causes: First you must differentiate salty and metallic taste. If more metallic, then mouth bleeding or medication side effects should be considered. Most sal ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Tips: Some excellent tips here: http://www.badmouths.org/top-7-causes-for-the-salty-taste-in-your-mouth/ Good luck.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Full exam ASAP: The serious conditions you mention make it essential that you be receiving optimal coordinated treatment. A Health Psychologist might help pull your c ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Eat: Eat smaller meals throughout the day and try to drink boost or ensure "milkshakes" three times a day. There are medicines to help you as well talk to ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not from COPD: COPD does not directly lead to hair loss. Balding in men and women is common, but has other causes than loss of airway elasticity.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Normal healthy people don't have COPD or an abnormal renal profile, so one must work with her doctor to find out why such problems are occurring, and ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Obesity has bad effects on the lungs. An obese person scores lower on lung tests looking at: the amount of air one can blow out in one second (measure ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not advised: If this is something you do on a regular basis and have no problem doing it, you should be ok. You can do long hikes that are not strenuous. You can d ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Steroids: Patients with COPD do not normally do that unless they are on and off steroids, pills or injections.
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