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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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Does sodium intake affect copd?

Does sodium intake affect copd?

Early No/late maybe: End stage COPD may cause cor pulmonale of CHF secondary to copd. The CHF gets decompnsated with sodium and fluid intake. ...Read more

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Who should limit their sodium intake?

Who should limit their sodium intake?

Cardiacs, kidney: Patients with disease related to the heart, blood pressure and kidney disease, have sodium problems and have to carefully watch their intake to assist management of these conditions. Some consider careful management of sodium intake useful for all adults. ...Read more

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How does high sodium intake result in oedema?

How does high sodium intake result in oedema?

Salt edema: 41 F from Tx asks: How does high sodium intake result in oedema? When you retain salt you retain water. Salt + water retained = edema. I recommend ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6 Kindle Book-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 to treat high salt edema if you Drs OKs. ...Read more

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Can low sodium intake (<1500mg/day) lead to fluid retention?

Can low sodium intake (<1500mg/day) lead to fluid retention?

No, not low sodium.: High (not low) sodium intake will lead to fluid retention. If you are retaining fluid and following a low salt diet, there may be other causes that need to be investigated, such as kidney, heart, liver, thyroid health. Malnutrition can also lead to fluid retention as can blood clots or leaky veins. Check with your doctor who can examine you and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Is it true that your sodium intake be offset by your water intake?

Is it true that your sodium intake be offset by your water intake?

Internal regulation: The body has an efficient, continuous internal regulator for salt and water balance. The kidneys are the prime mover in this and will remove water and salt in the proper quantities to maintain internal balance. So you do not have to try to equalize these items except that too much salt might contribute to blood pressure issues in the long run. ...Read more

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What is the daily sodium intake?

2500mg/ day: Well, sodium intake is in the news quite a bit lately and the current consensus is somewhere around 2500mg/day...But i can tell you that many of us far exceed that limit too often...Canned food is a huge problem...I.E a tiny 11.5oz can of campbell bean/bacon soup contains 860mg of sodium..Thus 4 of these babies already exceeds that limit.. Eat well, stay healthy... Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I cut down on sodium intake?

Easy, here are...: Easy and here are: 1. Excite and keep up your willpower for change, 2. Avoid salt shaker, junk foods. 3. Eat less canned, processed foods, 4. Minimize fancy gourmet foods, remember: salt makes foods tasty just like fat and sugar; they go along together. So, re-learn how to eat like our great grandparents ate, plain foods will be better off. ...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


Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more