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Copd Lung Sounds
Can't tell: Sounds like nothing because you have provided no info. Anyways, I suggest you visit your physician if you have a persistent physical problem. We cannot make an accurate diagnosis online. You need a physical exam and maybe some tests. Best to you and for what it's worth, I know how bad allergies are in TX so I hope it's nothing more serious than that. ...Read more
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
Seeing pulmonarologist tomorrow for sob. Chest x-ray, EKG and blood work all normal. Could it be asthma, COPD or emphysema? Gp said lungs sound clear
Yes...: There are different forms of COPD but, in general, it is a pretty common disease, usually caused by smoking. It is not curable so avoiding smoking is needed to prevent the disease. If you smoke, quitting will decrease your risk and decrease symptoms if already diagnosed with copd. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
No: The lungs have no pain fibers and so don't send pain signals to the brain. The pleural surfaces lining the chest wall are exquisitely pain sensitive and cause the sharp pain we call pleurisy, but this is not typical of copd. Cough is the typical symptom of nerve irritation in the lungs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
COPD....: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a group of diseases where the airways are obstructed to airflow. Smoking is a common cause. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are examples of COPD diseases. There is no cure and the diseases are slowly progressive. Treatments include bronchodilator and steroid inhalers, oxygen and smoking cessation. Tests are done to confirm the disease so see your doctor! ...Read more
Cough and breathing: COPD stands for chronic obstructive lung disease, the manifestations include cough shortness of breath and mucous production. Most common cause is smoking. Patients with COPD can have inflamed airways or loss of lung tissue, called emphysema. The symptoms can be controlled with medication. The disease is diagnosed with a breathing test called spirometry. ...Read more
PFT...: A pulmonary function test can diagnose if there is an obstructive defect present. If it does show airway obstruction, it is repeated after a bronchodilator is given. If the obstruction is still present post-bronchodilator therapy, then it is called chronic obstruction and, in conjunction with clinical signs and symptoms, a diagnosis of COPD can be made. A lung doc can confirm and treat COPD! ...Read more
Yes...: COPD is a slowly progressive disease that has no cure. So, over time, your condition will slowly get worse. There are treatments that will control symptoms, however, so see your doctor. Smoking cessation is important to slow disease progression so congrats on quitting! follow your doctor's treatment plan to control your symptoms! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pulmonary testing: The pulmonary function test measures a number of parameters. It is possible to improve functional capacity, particularly if the test is performed while ill and then the follow up is done during recovery. Prmg practice focused on pulmonary can review the test results at no charge to you, if you fax the pft report to 858 259 9689. ...Read more
No: That can't happen unless there was an error in the test or the patient underwent a surgical procedure. ...Read more
Unlikley: If a patient has an accurate diagnosis of copd, their lung capacity is unlikley to improve over time to the degree thatyou have stated. Some medictaion can improve capacity by 10% or so and if the patient has heart failure that complicates their copd, treatment of the heart failure can result in increased lung capacity. ...Read more
With chronic bronchitis or copd, what is the color & texture is the mucous or secretions from the lungs ?
Can u tell me what cause so much of pain in back have COPD 3 spot on lung cought all time hurt to breaher in deep ?
Many possibilities: Age not given nor if you do or don't smoke or if you did in the past. Cough can be related to a constant irritation of your lung tubes or an irritating process in your lung breathing tissue.The cough could be related to the "spots" in your lung. Hard and/or frequent cough can hurt the back and strain chest wall muscles. You need to see your Dr. soon for full evaluation. Spot cause must be IDed. ...Read more
84 year old being weaned off a non invasive ventilator with suspected COPD. What will happen next if lungs don't cope?
CPAP/BiPAP: Some patients benefit from nocturnal support with CPAP or BiPAP chronically.The patient should be evaluated for sleep apnea and arterial blood gasses should be analyzed. A persistently high pCO2 or acidosis may impair weaning. Look for complications like infection, concomitant congestive heart failure which may be contributing ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have recently been diagnosed with COPD and I still smoke. Is it too late to quit smoking now that my lungs are already damaged?
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more