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patient treated with 3 month tb medicine and have a copd is it causes a severe problem to the patient

A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Blue Puffers: Yes. This is most likely linked to the lack of good oxygenation, too much carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide and the sensation of suffocation that goe ... Read More
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A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: This may be from spiriva. But better check with urologist to make sure there is nothing else such as prostate cancer.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
COPD: COPD patients have a persistent state of low oxygen . They need to be monitored with yearly Pulmonary Function Tests with DLCO. Medical management wit ... Read More
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Going up on narcotic: is generally not a good idea. That is already getting to be a large dose. People with lung disease need as much breathing as possible and narcoticcs l ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience Pulmonology
High pulse rate: or tachycardia could be caused by Albuterol inhalation. If so, you may change this to Ipratropium and/or inhaled steroids. Please discuss with ... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Quite concerning: Could well be pneumonia, but confusion and agitation could well be due to hypoxia, and this needs immediate attention. The confusion could be due to ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience Pulmonology
Not neccesary: But if you have significant gastric reflux it can cause sorethroat & can cause damage to your lungs even fibrosis & bronchiectasis. Get evaluated.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Tuberculosis can damage the lungs and result in a condition called bronchiectasis. It's symptoms are chronic cough and phlegm production, similar to s ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sridhar Shankar
Specializes in Radiology
Depends: No one knows how long a cancer patient will live. At best it is an educated guess based on a umber of assumptions like chemo/other treatment, conditio ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Rethnam
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Need treatment: You need to get good treatment for COPD and quit smoking. If you still have low oxygen saturation then you need to wear oxygen around.

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