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How Can I Cure My Copd Breathlessness In Order To Sleep
See doctor: There are many treatments for COPD but the word cure is probably not very appropriate. You can improve but it is doubtful you will be cured. First the diagnosis has to be clarified with various tests which will also help decide how severe is the problem. If you are smoking, stop. There are pills and inhaled medicines that improve copd. You may need oxygen at night or during the day as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am worried I have copd or heart disease. Spyrometry, chest xray, treadmill tests all normal-strong. 10 pack year smoker, 2+ years quit. Have mild shortness of breath, recurring right lung pain (not chest), mild air hunger, tested for sleep apnea, will f
Study the gallbladder?: Does not make sense. Heavy smoker, SOB, and supernormal spirometry? Do you have an oximetry? 1. Repeat the test (spirometry) 2. Do a MRI of chest, rule out mesothelioma (early), or any type of infection. 3. What is your BMI? 4. You should have a cardiologist and a pulmonologist and put all together. Symptoms usually correlate with tests. ...Read more
COPD breathlessness gets real bad. I do symbicourt, incruse and a nebulizer with no relief. Blood oxygen is in a he 90's. What more can I do or take.?
See below: I would recommend having a follow up with your pulmonologist. You are on good medications. However, if you are having a flare up, you may need more acute treatment. If you are not, then you may need other testing done, such as an ECHO or maybe try pulmonary rehab. I would be happy to discuss further if you need more information. Hope you feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hve breathlessness on very mild activity X-ray and pft are normal echo ECG normal, I am worrying for pulmonary fibrosis or COPD can LPR cause breat?
I do have COPD but not very advanced. Have stopped smoking, since may. More breathless now. Stay in south africa. Very hot at present.
COPD Breathless: There may be several reasons for breathless despite quit smoking. You may have asthma in addition to copd. You also may have a slight heart condition contributing. Also, you may need your own finger oximeter to test your oxygen. It may be that you lack oxygen. Finally, reflux into your lungs during sleep may worsen symptoms. Inhalers can help. Breath testing recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes I have a barely audible wheeze. I do not cough, not breathless, 22y.o., used to smoke for 5 years but I quit 8 months ago. Could I have copd?
Unlikely COPD but: You should see your doctor to get a sense of where the wheeze is coming from and the cause. COPD usually takes longer to develop and is quite rare in someone of your age. You could have some form of irritant airway reactivity, but remember, not all wheezing come from deep in the lungs, sometimes it come from the higher up in the wind pipe or throat. Best of luck. ...Read more
Sleep disorder....: A number of problems could be going on. A night terror or bad dream could bring on acute anxiety, and then feeling of breathlessness. Sleep apnea -abnormal sleep state with prolonged pauses of breathing, then suddenly and loudly (sneeringly) starts again; there is repeated awakenings, and then somnolence during the day to point of falling asleep. See internist and/or pulmonologist. ...Read more
Does brown mucus and shortness of breath always point to copd? Ten year smoker. No exercise. Age 24.
COPD at age 24: Is highly unlikely, but having bronchitis or sinus infections or other problems related to smoking is very likely. Your body is trying to give you a message - it would be a very good thing for you to listen to it. If you are worried, your doctor can do simple office-based test to reassure you that it is not permanent damage to your lungs (yet), but what you really need is to stop smoking;. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ever since I had my d&c....I am getting those anxiety attacks like breathlessness, worries specially while trying to sleep. Why? Please help.
Have shortness of breath for a few weeks. Strangely during one of the nights I could breathe normally. Does that rule out COPD since it's irreversible?
No....: The chronic obstruction can be seen on pulmonary function tests even when patients have no symptoms. No symptoms does not mean no obstruction so this does not rule out copd, chronic obstructing pulmonary disease. If you smoke you need to quit and see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exacerbation...: It sounds like you are having a COPD exacerbation. If there are no signs of infection, you may need to increase your meds but only under the guidance of your doctor. If your shortness of breath is severe or worsening, go to the er for emergent treatment. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
While I was travelling to kenya, I had experienced breathlessness, as I do suffer from palpitations, should I take sleeping pills on my way back?
Should I get checked for copd? Been a smoker for 3 years and no serious medical conditions. However, cough phlegm and occasional shortness of breath.
Not likely: Chances are that you do not have COPD after three years of smoking, unless you smoke 4 packs a day or have other underlying conditions that could predispose you to copd. But if you are having new symptoms of shortness of breath then you should get checked out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
64 year old COPD patient complaining of increasing shortness of breath and productive cough of thick. What would docs do?
Could B exacerbation: Any changes of the normal could be an exacebation of copd. Typical would be antibiotics not just for infection but antiflamatory properties as well. May need adjustments to medications as well. Need to see md especially if above occurs or an incease in rescue inhalers is noted. ...Read more
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