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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 are the benefits of COPD support groups?

What are the benefits of COPD support groups?

Friends: Support groups are primarily a social activity that gives people with certain conditions a friendly environment to meet and discuss matters helpful to their condition. For many it breaks isolation, help fight depression, is an opportunity to teach and learn, troubleshoot common problems, learn about resources in the community, and possibly consider advocacy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about copd, pneumonia and pseudemonous infections on life support ?

Complicated case: COPD is a cause of respiratory failure that may lead to 'life support' on vent. Pneumonia is an independant factor that makes COPD pt harder to get off life support. Pseudomonous is an infection seen with chronic lung disease and can be hard to treat. Some people may be colonized and never clear but may not be an active infection. All combined is a difficult case to get off life support. ...Read more

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Are there online support groups for juvenile retinoschisis or enucleation?

Are there online support groups for juvenile retinoschisis or enucleation?

Www.losteye.com: www.losteye.com is a valuable online support resource. There are many other groups which can be found my searching "enucleation support group" on a google search. ...Read more

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How do you not feel so isolated having ocd? No support groups nearby and all online support is lacking.This hit me as an adult and now feel defective.

How do you not feel so isolated having ocd? No support groups nearby and all online support is lacking.This hit me as an adult and now feel defective.

Talk to everyonw: Most people love it when anyone even strangers say hi to them. Talk to people next to you in the bus or subway or at the store. Go to bookstores and you will find lots of people to be friendly to you and have coffee with them. ...Read more

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Know of enucleation online support groups?

Ocularist: An artificial eye maker is termed ocularist. They would have contact with enucleation support groups so ask you eye maker about this. ...Read more

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What's an active online support groups for depression?

What's an active online support groups for depression?

Google It: If you are using healthtap you understand a lot about technology. Type "depression support groups" in your browser and you will be amazed at the number of support groups you will find. A bit of advice: every support group has its own personality. Try out a few then chose the one that fits you best. Another source of support: national alliance on mental illness. www.nami.org. ...Read more

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Do you know of any online support groups for parents with mental illnesses?

Do you know of any online support groups for parents with mental illnesses?

See below: Start with National Alliance on Mental Illness the website is below and take things from there. Good Luck! http://www.nami.org/ ...Read more

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Are there any online support groups for those diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa?

Are there any online support groups for those diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa?

Check this web site: Ther are many on this web.http://www.blindness.org/index.php?searchword=support+group&ordering=&searchphrase=all&advanced=0&option=com_search.

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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


Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Support Groups (Definition)

For information, resources, and support on specific diseases and conditions, see the links below. Additional local and national support groups can be found on the web, through local libraries, your health care provider, and the yellow pages ...Read more