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is wheezing, made worse by lying down a symptom of copd (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: A virtual consult may be helpful to you and your PCP. I would suggest including your imaging and PFT results. Your allergies may be a separate problem ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Occasionally: It really does. Good news: lung docs are able to cure poorly controlled asthma. And there are technology gadgets such as piko-1. You want to ha ... Read More
Dr. Frank Mayo
48 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
YES: Poorly controlled asthma is a chronic disorder of obstruction(copd). You should be on a long acting beta agonit, inhaled steroid and have frequent p ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Acute exacerbation: Either getting worse or just sudden worsening, what we call acute exacerbation. You didn't mention which inhalers but in general, you should be on thr ... Read More
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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
18 years experience Sleep Medicine
Exacerbation?: Periodically patients with COPD may get a bacterial overgroth or more inflammation due to other causes. This could happen a few times a year and requi ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
42 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Asthma : At 21 it would seem to me that COPD is not an option rather acute flare up of asthma. And from what you say not well controlled. I suggest a visit to ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Highly unlikely: You want to check with your doc and may be have pfts. Highly unlikely that you have copd. Congratulations, you quit smoking!
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely COPD but: You should see your doctor to get a sense of where the wheeze is coming from and the cause. COPD usually takes longer to develop and is quite rare in ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: If you are in the hospital, the professional staff & doctors there have access to your history, exam, tests and present vital signs that we do not ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
See a pulmonologist: you probably inhalational steroids and long acting beta agonists
A female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
COPD and GERD: You need to set of medications one is for the reexacerbation of COPD and the other one is for the GERD. So, for the COPD you can use antibiotic , bro ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
12 years experience Internal Medicine
No: audible wheezing is not always present in everyone with COPD. This can be a sign of worsening and should use rescue inhalers or nebulizer (albuterol) ... Read More

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