Doctor insights on:
Are There Any New Treatments For Copd And Emphysema That Can Extend My Life
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
Why am I on Zemaria augmentation therapy? Web says to qualify uM should be less than 11 mine is 19.4. I am PiMZ. Have Emphysema , COPD O2 3 lit.
Complicated: This should be discussed with your lung doc. You may want a second or third opinion lung doc to feel comfortable with the decisions. Life is short and no reason to wait. ...Read more
My aunt was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer that spread to her spine about 6 months ago. Last month they stopped treatment and gave her hospice services. She also has copd, life expectancy?
COPD: Inhalers-long acting beta agonist +/-steroid (advair, symbicort-most common combination inhalers approved for copd), anticholinergic (spiriva and tudorza), oral steroids, oral meds such as theophylline and daliresp, and oxygen to name the most common. One other combination inhaler called Dulera had been approved for treatment in asthma but can also be used in patients with COPD with bronchospasm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Space too limited: This is destruction of lung tissue and structure, making the alveoli coalesce into one larger sac but decreasing the surface area. It is also the destruction of the airway itself making the airways less distensible to air passage. This can be due to chemicals impairing the integrity of ability of the lung to repair itself as in smoking or impaired ability itself as in antitrypsin deficiency. ...Read more
Is sleep apnea related to COPD and/or asthma? What are some effective treatments for someone with sleep apnea and COPD - cpap, bipap, pillows?
I've been told I have pulmonary fibrosis. Is this copd? What is the prognosis and/or treatment? I had a stroke 7 years ago.
Depends on how ill: Depending on your quality of life and the severity of your diseae, you will need different treatments. People with mild disease may need no more than an albuterol inhaler to use when they feel badly. People with severe disease may need two different long acting inhalers (e.g. Spiriva and advair) plus albuterol plus pulmonary rehab. If you haven't quit smoking yet, do so and get help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a pulmonologist: The best treatment depends on how advanced the condition is, what are the main manifestations, and how your body responds to treatment. Your pulmonologist will do the appropriate work up and recommend medications based on established guidelines. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Emphysema is also known as COPD. Emphysema is a lung disease caused by destruction of lung tissue--specifically the alveoli, which are the smallest sac-like units of the lung responsible for oxygen exchange. It is characterized by shortness of breath, an expanded chest, and possible signs of low oxygen in the body such as bluish ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Are there any alternative medicine treatments for emphysema?
- Are there any new treatments for stiff person syndrome?
- Are there relaxation products that i can use for my leg ulcer?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Are there any herbal supplements that i can take to treat my herpes outbreaks?
- Are there any promising trials for new ulcerative colitis treatments?
- Are there any treatments for sle other than taking steroids and other medicines?
- Are there any medicines i can take for my sleep apnea?
- Talk to a pulmonologist online for free