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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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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 COPD medications would test positive for methamphetamines?

What COPD medications would test positive for methamphetamines?

None that I know: However many over the counter medications that contain decongestants or antihistamines and prescribed antidepressants may produce a false positive for methamphetamines. ...Read more

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Which COPD medications if used would test positive for methamphetamines?

None: COPD medications will not test positive for amphetamines. Rarely, medications with Pseudoephedrine will test positive for meth. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for COPD and why? I do not have emphysema.

What is the best medication for COPD and why? I do not have emphysema.

Emphysema: What? Emphysema is copd. There are several reasons to get copd, not just by smoking. But, unfortunately there is no 'best medication' for this. Your pulmonologist, i believe, is most likely giving you the best options available. ...Read more

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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

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Can dm, copd, htn or its medications cause rise in sgot and sgpt level?

Can dm, copd, htn or its medications cause rise in sgot and sgpt level?

Yes: Some medications for dm are metabolized in the liver. Most inhaled meds for COPD can also affect liver function. Some diseases of the lung, like Alpha one antitrypsin disease present as both COPD and liver enzyme elevation. ...Read more

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Is there any progress being made on medications to relieve the symptoms of severe copd?

Is there any progress being made on medications to relieve the symptoms of severe copd?

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 more

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What is copd, and why didn't i get any medication for it? My X-ray was good.

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 more

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What can be helpful for someone with copd, taking a lot of medication and and needs oxygen at night.?

What can be helpful for someone with copd, taking a lot of medication and and needs oxygen at night.?

Copd: It looks like you may have terminal copd, you do require lot of support and help. You may have to work with your pulmonologist, home health or even hospice services and respiratory therapist. They should be able to assess what type of help you need. ...Read more

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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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