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End Stage Copd Symptoms
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
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 have end stage copd, my symptoms are worst. I can't cough up phlegm now, but hear gurgling every time i breath, worst at bed. Concerned....?
Why would my primary care doc want to go straight from 60 mg/day of morphine ER to a fentanyl patch instead of dilaudid? P.S. I'm end-stage COPD
Your: Primary doctor will be in best position to answer the question. My guess is he saw no advantage in switching to dilaudid and or he wanted a longer acting with ease of administration ...Read more
If a person is vent-dependent end-stage copd, can he come home or better to go to a hospice place?
Possibly...: In order for a vent-dependent patient to be cared for at home, many family members and friends need to be taught to care for the person at home and it is an around the clock undertaking. Hospice/home care workers cannot be there all the time so others need to be able to care for these patients at home. This is often not possible so inpatient hospice and some nursing homes are available. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have end stage copd, been coughing hard all day and the sputum smells and hasn't let up . Do not feel good and have shakes, suggestions ?
COPD: seek medical attention urgently.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have end stage COPD and I find myself becoming shorter and out of breath on almost anything I do. I am on 4.5 oxygen and full meds. Advice, worried?
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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