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What is end stage emphysema?

What is end stage emphysema?

Chronic Lung Disease: Emphysema is a form of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). There are different classifications of COPD. End stage could refer to you needing to use daily medications in order to relieve symptoms of shortness of breath. This could also mean needing to use oxygen. If a physician has mentioned "end stage" it is worth visiting with a lung specialist called a Pulmonologist. ...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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Treatment for shortness of breath in end stage copd?

Treatment for shortness of breath in end stage copd?

Wow: You should see a lung specialist. Usually an inhaled steroid, an anticholinergic, a long acting beta agonist and a short acting beta agonist should help. But there are many other things such as rehabilitation and prednisone. See a lung specialist.to have it fine tuned. ...Read more

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What is end stage empysema?

What is end stage empysema?

Bad: Severe emphysema that causes shortness of breath either at rest or with minimal exertion (such as walking across a room) would be considered "end stage" meaning terminal or life threatening. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of end stage liver failure?

What are symptoms of  end stage liver failure?

Liver failure: Fatigue persistent or recurring yellowing of your skin and eyes (jaundice) loss of appetite nausea abdominal swelling due to fluid accumulation (ascites) disturbances of thinking vomiting blood. ...Read more

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What age does end stage liver disease usually show up?

What age does end stage liver disease usually show up?

Varies: End stage liver disease as the name suggests is the endpoint of any number of chronic liver diseases and its timing depends on the particular condition leading upto it and also what treatments and interventions are being done.There is no particular age when it shows up.Without having any information on the particular liver disease, lab work etc , it would be impossible to give you an age. ...Read more

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What is "end stage" of pulmonary fibrosis?

What is "end stage" of pulmonary fibrosis?

Advance lung damage: End stage pulmonary fibrosis is a common term that we use when we do not feel that our medications can reverse or improve the lung damage caused by the lung fibrosis. At that point, we consider the patient for lung transplantation. ...Read more

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Can stage 2 rcc cause regurgitation and pulmonary htn? What's the prognosis of stage 2?

Can stage 2 rcc cause regurgitation and pulmonary htn? What's the prognosis of stage 2?

Good prognosis: It would be unlikely for a stage 2 rcc to cause regurgitation and pulmonary hypertension. Stage 2 (t2n0) has a good prognosis with recent publications showing that 75 to 95% of patients are alive 5 years after diagnosis. However, there are certain characteristics of the cancer that can make it more aggressive and have a worse prognosis. Talk to your doctor and discuss. Best wishes. Ariel. ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy of someone with end stage renal failure be?

What would the life expectancy of someone with end stage renal failure be?

Other factors too!: A lot of other things help explain this. If the person has multiple other medical problems life expectancy could be very short. From my experience most people with end-stage kidney disease have a matter of years on average. Anyone with end-stage disease of any kind should be actively preparing for the end-of-life, creating advanced directives and completing their bucket lists! ...Read more

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Gallbladder cancer with severe lung metastasis 4th stage, does chemotherapy work?

Gallbladder cancer with severe lung metastasis 4th stage, does chemotherapy work?

GB cancer is: Uncommon, so few studies done prospectively. Looking at results in people treated empirically, perhaps one person in 10 will respond. That needs to be balanced against side effects that tend to occur in most. Frank discussion about symptom rrelief focus rather than "shrink tumor" at all cost. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy with end stage liver disease?

What is the life expectancy with end stage liver disease?

Many factors: Depends on alot of factors , childs stage 4 without a transplant prob has two years. But it depends on ascites , increasing lft's, dt, s . Urea levels, should be eval. By a GI doctor. ...Read more

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Help please! is advanced stage cirrhosis and end stage cirrhosis the same thing?

Help please! is advanced stage cirrhosis and end stage cirrhosis the same thing?

Maybe: Ask your doctors what stage of cirrhosis is present if each one provided one of the terms (stages 1 - 4). End-stage typically means the liver is no longer compensating even with various medical interventions and prognosis is therefore worsening. Advanced stage might mean stage 3 (or even stage 2). In practice most physicians just use a prognostic score to monitor severity (meld score). ...Read more

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End stage copd, recent minor heart attack, what is my life expectancy?

End stage copd, recent minor heart attack, what is my life expectancy?

God knows.: No one can tell you this. There are co-illness that can decrease your life expectancy but no absolute number. Need to exersise and have a great medical and nutritional status. Need to stay off the tobacco and use your heart and lung meds. ...Read more

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Did sarcoidosis appear in stages?Like cancer have stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, stage 4..And if do what appear in stage 1?

Did sarcoidosis appear in stages?Like cancer have stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, stage 4..And if do what appear in stage 1?

Lung sarcoidosis: Lung sarcoidosis can be classified into 5 different staging on chest radiograph. (st 0-4). On the stage i : you would see hilar or mediastinal lymph nodes enlargement. ...Read more

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What are the signs of end stage cirrhosis?

What are the signs of end stage cirrhosis?

Variable: Gi bleeding, abdominal swelling, edema, encephalopathy, wasting etc. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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End stage colon cancer what to expect?

End stage colon cancer what to expect?

Check out website: Please check out www.Michaelsmission.Org it is a very informative website about colorectal cancer. ...Read more

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What is life expectancy of late stage dementia patient?

What is life expectancy of late stage dementia patient?

Dementia: Usually rule of thirds. 3 years mild, 3 years moderate and 3 years severe. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pregrenancy at early stage?

Symptoms of pregrenancy at early stage?

Missed period: Early pregnancy is symptom free until the fetus is big enough to have blood cells and chemicals to share with the mother's body. That is about fourteen days after conception. Thus the missed period is the first valid early pregnancy symptom. ...Read more

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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