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What is COPD means

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Srinivas Mummadi
17 years experience Pulmonology
Acute worsening : COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is thought to be a chronic low grade continuing inflammatory disorder due to smoking (most of the t ... Read More
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Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
COPD: That means an acute worsening of breathing in a patient who has been diagnosed with COPD or in some cases where there is enough clinical evidence to s ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Acute Episode Worse: COPD is chronic disease of the airway and includes Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema.Acute Exacarbations happen if there is a respiratoary infection,li ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Question: Do you mean over active bladder?
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
.????: What is overactive kidney? Do you mean bladder? I am not aware of any association with copd. May be someone else from the doctors community answer thi ... Read More
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Not related: Kidney overactivity and COPD are 2 separate medical problems which are unrelated. Obviously, the more medical problems you have, the worse your qual ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
I am concerned: I am concerned about a malignancy (cancer). You need to have this biopsied.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Possibly: CRP is very nonspecific even though the name is 'highly specific.' typically it is more associated with vascular inflammation but there is some data ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: Bronchiectasis is its own disease. What is important to find out is why you have this. Recurrent infection/irritation is the usual cause, but cystic ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Copd: We don't use the term relux, please repeat the question.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
35 years experience Pulmonology
CO2 and COPD: Generally, only elevated carbon dioxide (co2), which is a level over 40, has importance in COPD as it indicates severe disease.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Reflux: Having COPD and CHF certainly doesn't mean you can't also have reflux as they are not typically related.. Ironically, some of the medications used to ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
See below: There is a relation between asthma and reflux. People especially with adult asthma are more likely to have reflux. The relation is not well understood ... Read More
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