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Dr. Keith Diaz
17 years experience Internal Medicine
ILD: I believe you mean interstitial lung disease. This means that there is some sort of inflammatory process occurring within the tissue if the lung.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Mangas
38 years experience Internal Medicine
COPD: First need to confirm diagnosis to exclude asthma. At your age seems more likely. Need to exclude Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency that could cause emph ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Bronchitis/Emphysema: "chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" is a broad term for the conditions of "chronic bronchitis, " which is coughing up phlegm every day, or "emphys ... Read More
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
COPD...: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or copd, is the more general term. Both emphysema and chronic bronchitis are forms of copd.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
No: The only "cure" for COPD today is transplantation of the bad lungs with new lungs. No medication to date has been able to cure the disease.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
20 years experience Critical Care
Time: Chronic means whatever condition you have has been going in for more than 3 months.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
COPD: Most patients who develop COPD are or were smokers. There is some data that states that nonsmokers who have second hand smoker exposure can develop CO ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
16 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Shortness of Breath: The short answer is shortness of breath and decreased exercise capacity - some will also develop trouble clearing secretions and chronic/repeat infect ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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Hot chicken Soup: with lots of garlic, parsley, oregano , rosemary, tarragon, thyme, peppers and green onions help in bronchtis, colds and COPD
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Pulmonologist: Visit a lung specialist.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
20 years experience Critical Care
Both sides: Bilateral means both lungs are effected...Many causes...Pneumonia most common.

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