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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
Mother diagnosis with pneumonia but had specific episode with confusion. Now cannot walk. Has COPD but no other diagnosis.
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My mom has major copd.Lately she's been losing her mind.Dazed, confused and asking weird things. Its getting worse daily. Is she ok?
Mom had copd, on ox 24-7, diabetes, & the past week is losing her mind. Her past is coming back & she's confused. Is this the end?
What is the implication of cocci being found in the lungs of someone with severe copd? The patient is extremely confused & agitated most of the time
Confused.Feeling sick for five yrs.Dx mild copd.Many tests.Symptoms are total fatigue.Pains all over.Gastro issues.Weak.Declining.Tests all good.Ideas?
See holistic doc: There are many common conditions that most doctors never consider or test for that could be contributing to your problems including intestinal parasites, lyme disease (standard tests can have false negatives), food allergies, gallbladder problems (despite normal tests), lack of digestive enzymes, food allergies, heavy metal toxicity etc.See a holistic doctor to evaluate. See comment for more info:. ...Read more
My mom just called me from hosp and said she is on magnesium. Why would they give a patient with copd, CHF and diabetic magnesium? Maybe she's confused
A recent chest xray my mom had done to check for metastasis showed no cancer spread but COPD or asthma. I'm confused about what xray may have shown?
Lung disease.: COPD = chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This has many causes but primarily is associated with long term smoking. Two types are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. There are rarer causes of copd. It is treated by stopping the cause (smoking) and medications to open up the airways (inhalers and such). See your pcp, pulmonologist or other provider of care for this illness if concerned. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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