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Do Inhaled Steroids Help The Lungs Heal When You Have Copd
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
I took my pro air hfa inhaler before my pulmonary function testing. Would this affect my results if I have COPD , lung damage, or other diseases ?
It would...: improve reversible airway obstruction, as in asthma. Chronic obstructive lung disease, e.g. emphysema, chronic bronchotis, fibrosis, othet, has much more of a permament, irreversible, and less reversible, component to the obstruction. Drugs like proair have less of an effect. Lack of a response is one factor in making the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pt. With severe COPD and is non - responsive to inhaled steroids. Has tried "most" of the inhaled albuterols, combivents, (albuterol and ipratropium) and anti-cholinergis. ?
Wrong diagnosis?: If you never smoked and aren't responding to these medications the diagnosis may be incorrect. There are a variety of combination meds that are usually effective for true copd; however some people just don't seem to benefit from them. Trying nebulizer medications may be be a good alternative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have COPD, a chest cold & congested lungs.
Am taking Azithromycin & prednisone.. Would it make any sense to inhale some colloidal silver?
Deep breath: Not likely. However, if this is a persistent problem, you should have a chest x-ray to start and see your physician. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed COPD w/Interstitial lung disease. I had sarcoidosis at 24 I am now 59 yrs. old. I am short of breath. What is the treament?
Went to my doc for shortness of breath, and congestion feeling, she told me my lungs were clear. Any idea's. Have appt with cardio. I do have copd?
Short of breath: There are lots of possibilities and a history and physical exam and possibly other work up might be needed. From out here can't say anything specific. Be sure to talk about it and get clarity from the cardiologist. ...Read more
Mild COPD hyperinflated lungs, flat diaphragm 58yr male 40yr former smoker now jogging healthy eating not short of breath normal lifespan possible?
I have leg pain for awhile now, I have shortness of breath today,could it be my ealry stage of COPD or a blood clot in my leg and lung?
Concerning: Both of these things are possible. You should be evaluated immediately. ...Read more
What are the negative effects of breathing sawdust? Lung Cancer and mesothelioma? Copd? Or just temporary irritation(cough, shortness of breath, etc)?
Sawdust : all those things you list are possibilities with long term inhalation ...Read more
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
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
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