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Doctor insights on: Bronchiectasis Vs Copd

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What symptoms do people with COPD usually have?

What symptoms do people with COPD usually have?

Shortness of breath: Typically, patients with COPD have shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. Fatigue, decreased energy, and decreased ability to do normal activities are also quite common. Sometimes, patients can get dizziness related to the shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, definitely see a doctor.

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Copd (Definition)

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


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What's the differance in bronchiectasis vs asthma COPD emphasima. What there similarities between the other disease's. I can't stop coughing at night?

What's the differance in bronchiectasis vs asthma COPD emphasima. What there similarities between the other disease's. I can't stop coughing at night?

Complicated: Bronchiectasis is due to chronic infection damaging the ends of bronchioles and creating a haven for chronic infection. Asthma is due to reactive airway disease making it difficult to get air out. COPD is a complex process and can involve emphysema and brochiectasis. See your doctor to figure out why you are coughing. Without more info cannot diagnose this.

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Is bronchiectasis like copd?

Is bronchiectasis like copd?

Different cause: Some symptoms like shortness of breath and sputum production are the same, but the disease is different. A history of pertussis or other serious deep lung infection is frequently the cause of bronchiectasis where the bronchial tubes are chronically infected and inflamed with breakdown of the wall of the bronchial tube. The diameter of the bronchi is enlarged and abnormal.

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IN CASE OF EMERGENCY. How to control heart rate in COPD bronchiectasis patient. Pulse 145. plz suggest a drug.?

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY. How to control heart rate in COPD bronchiectasis patient. Pulse 145. plz suggest a drug.?

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 your provider the side effects of your medications.

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Is bronciectasis a type of copd? If its in lower lobe thanks

Is bronciectasis a type of copd? If its in lower lobe thanks

Not exactly: Bronchiectasis is an abnormal dilation in the airway or bronchi, and can be the result of chronic or severe lung infections, aspiration, diseases like cystic fibrosis and other problems. In can be associated with airway obstruction and symptoms similar to copd, so the diseases while different overlap and share many features.

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I ve bronciectasis, its in lower lobe, does this mean its a form of copd?

I ve bronciectasis, its in lower lobe, does this mean its a form of copd?

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 fibrosis, mac, and other causes should be explored. Bronchiectasis is a chronic dilation and mucus collection in the bronchi. There is no direct cure, but airway clearance techniques plus treating the cause will help.

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I ve bronciectasis, and regularly suffer with sore throats, is there a link or is sore throat caused by bronciectasis? Also, am I a COPD patient now

I ve bronciectasis, and regularly suffer with sore throats, is there a link or is sore throat caused by bronciectasis? Also, am I a COPD patient now

See a pulmonologist: Your sore throat may be of many possible causes. You may be having acid reflux, may have infection extending from the tracheobronchial tree, or one of multiple other causes. Go and get this diagnosed and treated appropriately, and hope you do not smoke.

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What is the best management for bronchiectasis?

Depends: There are several different causes of bronchiectasis and they would lead to different treatments. It would be best to identify the cause first and then specific treatment recommendations could be made.

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Can COPD be reversed?

Can COPD be reversed?

No: One out of four people who have smoked 15 years 1 pack per day will develop copd. Once it is established it will continue to worsen although at different rates depending upon active smoking and genetic predisposition. Rate of decline depends on active smoking and genetics. There is no way to reverse COPD once it is established.

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How is COPD diagnosed?

How is COPD diagnosed?

PFT: A pulmonary function test or spirometry is needed to diagnose copd. X-rays alone are not enough. Medical history is also important.

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What're COPD symptoms?

Symptoms...: COPD symptoms include shortness of breath either with activity or at rest, cough either productive of sputum or non-productive. Symptoms can also include weight loss and malaise. Symptoms typically occur after a significant smoking history. See your doctor for testing if you think you may have this incurable disease.

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What are the symptoms of copd?

What are the symptoms of copd?

COPD: COPD is characterized by shortness of breath and chronic productive cough, typically in a smoker or ex-smoker.

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What mean of COPD excarbation?

What mean of COPD excarbation?

See below: COPD exacerbations are usually caused by a virus. Patients get more SOB, maybe cough more, have more sputum production and possible a change in their sputum color. More serious issues are a drop in oxygen saturations and increases in blood carbon dioxide levels.

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How is COPD diagnosed and treated?

How is COPD diagnosed and treated?

COPD...: COPD is diagnosed by clinical symptoms in conjunction with pulmonary function tests. Treatment usually consists of bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Oxygen therapy is prescribed if the oxygen level is low. Smoking cessation is also essential to decrease airway inflammation.

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Is COPD reversible or is it terminal?

Is COPD reversible or is it terminal?

COPD: COPD is an acronym for a number of diseases that lead to progressive lung function loss, breathing problems, and disability in many patients at risk due to chronic inflammation caused by noxious stimuli-- like smoking. The stage of COPD is crucial in determining risk of premature loss of life and a pulmonary function test is needed. The more severe, the greater the risk potential.

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Should I be around cats if I have copd?

Should I be around cats if I have copd?

Depends...: If you are allergic to cats you should avoid them since this can lead to bronchospasm and airway inflammation, causing a worsening of your symptoms. If you don't know whether you have a cat allergy, see your doctor since testing can be done and then advice can be more accurately given!

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What's COPD and what are the stages of it?

COPD...: Copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a slowly progressive, incurable lung disease usually caused by smoking. There are treatments that control symptoms and smoking cessation is a necessary component of therapy. See your doctor for both diagnosis and treatment.

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Bronchiectasis (Definition)

Widening and inflammation of the airways that someone can be born with or acquired over time secondary to infection, inflammation, underlying autoimmunity, immune deficiency or ...Read more


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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Also known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. ...Read more