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Copd And Emphysema And Advair
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Discuss With Doctor: Long Term use of Advair can have many side effects or few depending on the dose used and the duration of treatment,. Common reactions can include oral thrush, muscle cramps, and palpitations. Long term use could have some effect on bone density. You should read the package insert and talk to you doctor. ...Read more
Currently on advair 250/50 for asthma and early stages of copd. Ins. No longer covers advair. Good alternatives?
Diag. Copd 7/13 fine til heavy yardsprays 5/13. Respiratory distress. Keep rebounding inandout. On albuterol. Scared side affects of advair.Sensitive?
More therapy: You should avoid poor environmental conditions. You need maintenance therapy with aa laba/ics like advair which is quite safe with minor intolerance such as hoarseness. You also need a lama like spiriva or tudorza to improvee airflow. Lastly you need pulm rehab. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A dr. Prescribed levofloxacin , 500, mg, i stopped taking after 5 days, that was two days ago, my kidneys are hurting both side I have COPD i take spiriva or advair for that, and had a lung infection, he told me he would prescribe some strong meds. I ask
By : By the date of this post a week has passed. I hope your issue has been resolved. If not you need to make contact with your doctor right away. If you ever feel "really worried" you must seek care right away. You could have had an adverse reaction from the Levofloxacin or even a urinary tract infection. Take care. ...Read more
What can I do? I am a 56 year old male i weigh 450 lbs.I have copd, asthma and I have a c-pap i take spiriva, advair, Flonase and singulair.I take Coumadin because i had blood clots in my lungs.I have arthritis in my knees and i can't stand very long beca
COPD more broad: COPD is a functional diagnosis, while emphysema is a diagnosis you make on a ct scan or pathology slide. COPD includes both emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema is destruction of lung tissue most often due to smoking. Chronic bronchitis is a chronic, productive cough, also most often due to smoking. The end result of both is the same: inability to blow all the air out of the lungs. ...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
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