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MS changes in lungCA: Lung ca can spread to the brain and cause changes in a persons mental status...Making them confused, headache, dizzy, nauseated, or even think they have had a stroke.It can also cause changes in blood calcium and if the calcium goes up the person can get very confused and lethargic.This can happen even when the lung cancer is still very early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Need workup: These symptoms need close evaluation. They could be from medication side effects, or possibly from metastatic spread. Please speak with your oncologist about these symptoms, especially if they're new. ...Read more
Exacerbation...: It sounds like you are having a COPD exacerbation. If there are no signs of infection, you may need to increase your meds but only under the guidance of your doctor. If your shortness of breath is severe or worsening, go to the er for emergent treatment. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3yo acute onset tachypnea, wheezing. Given albuterol, wheezing subsided; tachypnea remains. No apparent distress, lethargy, fever, history disease, etc.
Poor lung function: Basically the lungs are not expanding like they should be as such they are not working well and not oxygenating the blood. ...Read more
Hyperinflated lungs. FVC 123% predicted, FEV1 115% predicted. FEV1/FVC 93% predicted. DLCO 81% predicted. SOB. COPD diagnosis?
See below: None of the numbers you mentioned indicate hyperinflation . that number is from the TLC. All the numbers you listed appear normal (except the FVC, which is just a little high - we don't worry about high - it means nothing). Nothing you listed suggests COPD either - not even remotely close. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Two simple tests, the direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) test on the nasal secretions, and CBC with differential, as well as the 3 classic symptoms - 1) 'whoop' noise with inspiration after cough, 2) paroxysms of coughing, or many back to back cough episodes without a break, and post-coughing vomiting, all help to make the diagnosis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No.: No. If a person with CHF were having hallucinations, I'd suspect a medication side effect. People with CHF take a lot of pills. ...Read more
possible: Severe COPD can be associated with multi-focal atrial tachycardia. Additionally, hypoxia from severe COPD with exacerbation will elicit a reflexive tachycardia. Atrial fibrillation has also been associated with copd. See a doctor, and obtain an electrocardiogram to evaluate. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Ezcessive Sweating, fatigue, shortness of breath, heart races, dizziness, memory loss, shakiness,blackouts. Wondering what is wrong?
Decompensated adv liver disease with ascites, some confustion, fatigue, loss of apetite, drowsiness, sleepiness, breath is fowl, etc how long to live?
Distress: The natural response to severe shortness of breath can reach panic level. I find that using anxiety to describe this reaction is extremely dangerous since it significantly downplays the urgency of the situation and may lead to administration of anxiolytics which could be detrimental. ...Read more
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)
A group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe. ...Read more