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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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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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I was wondering what are the signs of end stage copd?

I was wondering what are the signs of end stage copd?

Oxygen: A need for continuous oxygen to combat hypoxia, sensation of air starvation, increased frequency of exacerbations, reduced activity levels (in avoidance of hypoxia). ...Read more

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Would an end stage COPD patient be able to come off ventilator?

Possible: It is possible but very difficult. There are many factors influencing outcome. Mental status, nutrition, extend of lung disease, cause of lung disease, coexisting infections or heart diseases. ...Read more

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How deadly is MRSA for an elder male in end stage COPD who is refusing to treat the mrsa?

Not good: Untreated MRSA in anyone can be fatal, wherever the sour e. In someone with end stage lung disease, survival will be worse yet. ...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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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

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

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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 more

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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?

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?

Lung transplant: a non smoker with advanced COPD needing oxygen needs an alpha-1 anti trypsin detetermination. if low value replacement therapy should be considered ...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


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