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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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


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What is the treatment for someone who has severe pulmonary hypertension, especially in an elderly person who has COPD and pulmonary oedema? Would a diuretic and frusemide spray be likely to be enough?

What is the treatment for someone who has severe pulmonary hypertension, especially in an elderly person who has COPD and pulmonary oedema? Would a diuretic and frusemide spray be likely to be enough?

Pulmonary HBP: The answer to your question is too long to give in the space allowed. Go to this link for a full description of the problem and treatment of pulmonary hypertension: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/pah/treatment.Html. ...Read more

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Hi, I have copd and thalamus pain on the right side. I live basically a very sedimentary life style. can this cause right ankle swelling ?

Hi, I have copd and thalamus pain on the right side. I live basically a very sedimentary life style. can this cause right ankle swelling ?

Here are some...: Your described clinical scenario should alert a professional mind to worry about possible blood clots in deep veins or varicose veins of right lower leg. To help solve the mystery of current health concern, follow instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc so to deduce right Dx for right Rx, care, & counseling. ...Read more

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Started as pain on top of shoulder now swelling and pain radiating to side of neck. have implanted aicd also have copd. related?

Started as pain on top of shoulder now swelling and pain radiating to side of neck.  have implanted aicd also have copd.  related?

Neck/shoulder pain: Doubt this is related to the Implant of the COPD as they are in different areas and most likely not related anatomically and physiologically. Have the swollen muscle examined and treated by the Dr. to get some relief. In the mean time, you can try warm compresses and an NSAID if ok with your Dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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184/ 86 BP COPD/night sweats/petechia on upper body and weight gain/left collarboan swelling with a small palpable lymoh node on top of collarbob e?

184/ 86 BP COPD/night sweats/petechia on upper body and weight gain/left collarboan swelling with a small palpable lymoh node on top of collarbob e?

Lump on collar bone: 47 F from US with COPD and HTN 184/ weight gain but does not ask any question or give medical Hx. I would show to your Dr. next visit. Any edema? What meds are u taking? Trust you have stopped smoking. If not stop tonight. ...Read more

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Went 2 er for chest pains138 hrt rate bp89/138,abdominal pain,swelling fever,ct,xrays,blood drawn 2 check thyroid,said dono cause,sent home,said copd?

Went 2 er for chest pains138 hrt rate bp89/138,abdominal pain,swelling fever,ct,xrays,blood drawn 2 check thyroid,said dono cause,sent home,said copd?

ER evaluations: ERs are designed for 'emergencies' so hopefully they did a good job and made sure that your life is not in critical danger. I think, however, you need to have good follow-up, so I would call your primary MD now and arrange to be seen. If you still have chest pains without a clear diagnosis, you need to know what this is to get treated. A second opinion may be necessary if you are not satisfied. ...Read more

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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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more