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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
The doctor i see for my COPD put's me on medication and never monitor's me never my body swells a turns purple what can I do at this point?
Get a new Dr: Sounds as though you are not satisfied w/your dr. Should find one that you are comfortable with. Most respiratory meds should not do as you are describing--so you should be seen soon to clarify what is going on--it might be unrelated to your meds. ...Read more
My husband's cardiologist gave him a perscription for candesartan-hydrochiorothiazide 16-12.5 His blood pressure was 151/76, he has diabetes mellitus, COPD. What is that medication for?
Yes: There are many of agents. Some examples are: spiriva (tiotroprium ) has been around for a while and is effective at helping shortness of breath. A new drug called Daliresp (roflumilast) has been approved for COPD use. For advanced COPD there is role for mechanical therapies as well ( surgical and now bronchoscopic lung volume reduction) in select patients. COPD patients should speak with their md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Airway disease: It is a disease of the airways . It can result from smoking, dust exposure or asthma. A deficiency in a lung enzyme called Alpha one antitrypsin can result in COPD at younger age. If it is mild degree, cxr can be normal. The disease is strongly linked to smoking and it may progress to severe stage if you will continue to smoke despite treatment with inhalers. So the best treatment is stop smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can be helpful for someone with copd, taking a lot of medication and and needs oxygen at night.?
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