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Does Copd Cause Clubbing
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
From low O2: Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, or clubbing of the nails, occurs because of long-term deprivation of oxygen in the small arteries of the (small) bones. Certainly that can happen from COPD, especially if u have the chronic bronchitis type of COPD. Oftentimes its associated w/ smoking, so if u smoke, QUIT! The changes won't get worse if u do. (They won't get better, unfortunately: bone changes r perm ...Read more
38 male.Smoker 17 years. Quit one year ago. Fvc85% fev1-82% fev1/fvc-100% fef25-75-63% . Dyspnea sometimes+clubbing of nail.Copd?Mom has ipf
Don't you think COPD numbers should change ? One dr. Says I have COPD and another says i don't cause nnumbers aren't there.I had to quit work.
Proof is in numbers: COPD is diagnosed by a fixed obstructive ratio fev1/fvc of < .70. Above that no COPD and below it is copd. Severity of obstruction is assessed by your fev1 in comparison to other men of same age, height, weight, and ethnicity. Most with COPD with fev1< 50% may have disability. Without knowing your pfts, it would be hard to answer your question more specifically. ...Read more
I have copd. What can cause me to have a great oxygen level when lying still, but have it go down when active? More active i am, the lower it goes.
Activity: In some patients with copd, the lungs can't supply enough oxygen to keep the oxygen level (saturation) normal. This may happen with activity when the body starts to use up its oxygen supply. If you rest, you can catch up and get back to normal. However, you may need oxygen at this point. There are specific criteria to qualify, so talk to your family doctor or lung specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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