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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
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, otherwise known as 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 for most days three months out of the year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. COPD is commonly associated with smoking. ...Read more
Oxygen therapy...: Oxygen is a drug and there is a danger if too much oxygen is used. Too much supplemental oxygen can result in more lung damage. Some people with COPD will have an increase in their carbon dioxide level if given increased oxygen. So, oxygen therapy must be carefully titrated so the right amount of oxygen is supplemented. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: In some patients with severe copd, the drive to breathe depends on the oxygen level and not the carbon dioxide level. Normally, the level of carbon dioxide in the blood is a very potent stimulus for breathing. But in people with severe copd, this stimulus is blunted because the carbon dioxide level is high for a long time. Thus, the body depends on oxygen levels. This is not very common, though. ...Read more
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY. How to control heart rate in COPD bronchiectasis patient. Pulse 145. plz suggest a drug. ?
Low...: Lung cancer has a low survival rate regardless of whether or not COPD is also present. By the time a person has symptoms, the cancer is already advanced so the best cure rate is when it is found before there are any symptoms. Because of this, the best approach is to stop smoking or never start since the prognosis is terrible once symptoms are present! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
With a heart rate of 86 - 126 how dangerous is hypotension that drops to 60's/50's? I also have nonischemic cardiomyopathy, copd, and chf.
Medication adjustmen: The BP is concerning. The hr can also be from medications being used to control your condition or as a response to your blood pressure. You should see your doctor asap as that BP can cause more problem even with your heart and even stroke. I don't know your whole history or medicines so you need to see your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My resting heart rate is in its 80s but am having episodes of it dropping to 46 feel dizzy and it jumps about ECG was ok any clues I've mild COPD ?
How do u check pulse: How are you checking your heart rate? It is common for blood pressure meters and heart rate meters to make mistakes when measuring your heart rate. Do you have symptoms when it decreases? If you don't have any symptoms, it is probably not a big deal. I have seen many patients with this issue, and almost always, their heart rate is not really dropping. A holter monitor can prove this. ...Read more
Please help I am very scared will Mucinex (guaifenesin) increase my anxiety or heart rate I have COPD and afib I am very concerned about the Mucinex (guaifenesin) I need it to ?
My mother has been diagnosed with stage 3a limited small cell lung cancer. She is starting her chemotherapy next week along with radiation after her 2nd round of chemo. She's 71 and has COPD also. What do you think her 2-5 yr survival rate is....?
83 yrs f; stable diastolic hf; rate controlled a-fib. Meds: cardizem, coumadin, (warfarin) lasix, inderal, spiriva (mild copd). Would a cardioselective betablocker be better than inderal ?
Theoretically yes: In patients with COPD or asthma , cardioselective beta blockers like atenolol are felt to be superior to Inderal (propranolol) which also has possible harmful effects on the bronchial tree and could produce wheezing(bronchospasm). This may be a concern in someone like you who has copd. Your physician is best to advise you, however especially if you're doing well on inderal (propranolol). ...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
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