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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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Copd patient aged 71. Triple bypass 4 years ago in inhalers .moderate copd stage . What is prognosis like?

Copd patient aged 71. Triple bypass 4 years ago in inhalers .moderate copd stage . What is prognosis like?

Multiple factors: are at play. Optimize cardiac and respiratory treatments , especially preventive measures. Genetics , diet and environment are important factors. By experience, you could have a very good qulaity of life. ...Read more

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I suffered what doctors thought was an anaphylactic shock during general anaesthetic a few months ago.I am now diagnosed with both COPD stage 2 and asthma.Were these conditions the more likely cause?

I suffered what doctors thought was an anaphylactic shock during general anaesthetic a few months ago.I am now diagnosed with both COPD stage 2 and asthma.Were these conditions the more likely cause?

Not likely: The COPD is not likely related to the anaphylaxis. The asthma may be a sign that you are more "atopic" or allergic. As there are many with asthma that have "hyperactive" immune systems that "react" to many different allergens more strongly than others. But overall it's more likely the anaphylaxis and asthma are unrelated. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had respiratory failure (cyanosis) during general anaesthetic.The doctor thinks it was anaphylaxis. I am now diagnosed with both COPD stage 2 and asthma.Were these conditions the more likely cause?

I had respiratory failure (cyanosis) during general anaesthetic.The doctor thinks it was anaphylaxis.  I am now diagnosed with both COPD stage 2 and asthma.Were these conditions the more likely cause?

COPD is deadly: Anaphylaxis can happen with any drug, but acute postoperative respiratory failure is more commonly caused by underlying lung disease. Stopping smoking several weeks before surgery decreases risk for complications. Of course, the best thing anyone can do for better health is to stop smoking, especially those with lung disease. Smoking with lung disease is like rubbing dirt into a wound. Stop ASAP. ...Read more

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What should I expect in late stage copd?

Shortness of breath: You'll get so limited by shortness of breath that you won't be able to really even walk across your house. You'll be limited to a chair or bed because of shortness of breath. You'll have to walk around with an oxygen tank in tow. So stop smoking!! Don't become a pulmonary cripple. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the signs of end stage copd?

I was wondering what are the signs of end stage copd?

Oxygen: A need for continuous oxygen to combat hypoxia, sensation of air starvation, increased frequency of exacerbations, reduced activity levels (in avoidance of hypoxia). ...Read more

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Would an end stage COPD patient be able to come off ventilator?

Would an end stage COPD patient be able to come off ventilator?

Possible: It is possible but very difficult. There are many factors influencing outcome. Mental status, nutrition, extend of lung disease, cause of lung disease, coexisting infections or heart diseases. ...Read more

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How deadly is MRSA for an elder male in end stage COPD who is refusing to treat the mrsa?

Not good: Untreated MRSA in anyone can be fatal, wherever the sour e. In someone with end stage lung disease, survival will be worse yet. ...Read more

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Why would my primary care doc want to go straight from 60 mg/day of morphine ER to a fentanyl patch instead of dilaudid? P.S. I'm end-stage COPD

Why would my primary care doc want to go straight from 60 mg/day of morphine ER to a fentanyl patch instead of dilaudid? P.S. I'm end-stage COPD

Your: Primary doctor will be in best position to answer the question. My guess is he saw no advantage in switching to dilaudid and or he wanted a longer acting with ease of administration ...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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