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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
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
Copd patient aged 71. Triple bypass 4 years ago in inhalers .moderate copd stage . What is prognosis like?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a person is vent-dependent end-stage copd, can he come home or better to go to a hospice place?
Possibly...: In order for a vent-dependent patient to be cared for at home, many family members and friends need to be taught to care for the person at home and it is an around the clock undertaking. Hospice/home care workers cannot be there all the time so others need to be able to care for these patients at home. This is often not possible so inpatient hospice and some nursing homes are available. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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