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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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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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Should COPD patients eat low/ high protein, carbs, fat diets? And why for each ? Also, what nutrients are beneficial to them? Thanks dr.!

Should COPD patients eat low/ high protein, carbs, fat diets? And why for each ?  Also, what nutrients are beneficial to them? Thanks dr.!

Studies have shown..: A high fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate diet may improve lung function. Fruits and whole grains may also help. As for nutrients, vitamin c, vitamin e, ?-carotene, and selenium intake may be beneficial due to being antioxidants. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for COPD patients?

What is a good diet for COPD patients?

Keep weight down: Any change in your eating habits that will keep your weight down would be beneficial. Obesity will ceratinly affect your breathing. Good exercise (with physician approval) and good eating habits can only help you and improve your outlook. ...Read more

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My air sacks in my left airways avioli are closing left lung ..Copd, rt.side.not as bad Pneumonia, freq. Has increased . Time eat left.

My air sacks in my left airways avioli are closing left lung ..Copd,  rt.side.not as bad Pneumonia, freq. Has increased . Time eat left.

???: I have no idea you what you are asking. If you have COPD and pneumonia I hope on antibiotics and on and inhaler to open your airways. In addition, you should have compression and drainage treatments to help get rid of that mucus in your airways. Pulmonary physical therapy would also be helpful. I hope you don't smoke, if you do, please stop during this time. Drink lots of water and take Mucinex (guaifenesin) to break up mucus so you can get rid of it easier. You also need adequate rest. ...Read more

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My moms diabetic with copd. Her breathing seems ok but for two days now she is asleep, usually light sleeper now out cold. Won't eat or go to dr?

My moms diabetic with copd. Her breathing seems ok but for two days now she is asleep, usually light sleeper now out cold. Won't eat  or go to dr?

ER...: She needs to be seen in the nearest er immediately. Even though she is breathing, her COPD could be causing a low oxygen level and/or a high carbon dioxide level. Either of these could cause her to be unresponsive. The er is needed to immediately diagnose and treat these problems since this may be a life-threatening situation. ...Read more

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My mom has COPD.She got a trach,been on ventilator for 28 days,and they won't take the feeding tube out to let her eat,but she can swallow fine.Why???

My mom has COPD.She got a trach,been on ventilator for 28 days,and they won't take the feeding tube out to let her eat,but she can swallow fine.Why???

Complex: For the best answer, ask your mother's physicians because they know the specifics of her case. Generally speaking, it is considered high risk to feed by mouth while on positive pressure ventilation even via trach. ...Read more

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I have stage 111 lung cancer with COPD but can't eat much anymore. Don't want chemo. How fast do you die from losing weight?

I have stage 111 lung cancer with COPD but can't eat much anymore. Don't want chemo. How fast do you die from losing weight?

Eat: Eat smaller meals throughout the day and try to drink boost or ensure "milkshakes" three times a day. There are medicines to help you as well talk to your oncologist. http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/what-if-i-am-diagnosed/side-effect-management/loss-of-appetite.html ...Read more

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What is copd?

What is copd?

Lung disease.: COPD = chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This has many causes but primarily is associated with long term smoking. Two types are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. There are rarer causes of copd. It is treated by stopping the cause (smoking) and medications to open up the airways (inhalers and such). See your pcp, pulmonologist or other provider of care for this illness if concerned. ...Read more

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What is copd?

What is copd?

Lung disease: COPD is short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It consists of chronic bronchitis (coughing up phlegm every day) and/or emphysema (destruction of lung tissue). Most often it is due to smoking. It makes it difficult to blow all the air out of the lungs, and thus can cause shortness of breath. Other symptoms are cough, wheezing, fatigue. There are great treatments for this condition. ...Read more

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What is copd?

What is copd?

COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This is a condition that is frequently caused by smoking. ...Read more

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What is copd?

What is copd?

Lung disease : Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary (or Respiratory) Disease, shortened to COPD or CORD. Basically this is an illness which makes breathing difficult and is almost always caused by smoking, there is no cure but there is symptom relief. There are a variety of treatments. See this link for a full explanation. https://www.healthnavigator.org.nz/health-a-z/c/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease/ ...Read more

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What causes copd?

What causes copd?

Smoking: The vast majority of cases of COPD are caused by smoking. In some cases, long standing asthma an turn into copd. ...Read more

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How is COPD treated?

How is COPD treated?

Inhalers: First, smokers should quit smoking. A number of inhalers are used. There are controlling medications to be taken daily and rescue inhalers to be taken only when needed. For more details, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can COPD cause pain?

Can COPD cause pain?

Possibly from: Persistent coughing could get chest muscle pain --see pcp for ck up. ...Read more

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How can I treat copd?

How can I treat copd?

Stop smoking...: COPD needs to be treated by a physician as there are meds available like bronchodilators and steroid inhalers to control symptoms. If the oxygen level is low, oxygen therapy may be needed. The best thing you can do for yourself is to quit smoking if you are a smoker. Your doctor can help with this as well. ...Read more

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Can COPD be reversed?

Can COPD be reversed?

No: One out of four people who have smoked 15 years 1 pack per day will develop copd. Once it is established it will continue to worsen although at different rates depending upon active smoking and genetic predisposition. Rate of decline depends on active smoking and genetics. There is no way to reverse COPD once it is established. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Also known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. ...Read more