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How can I cure my COPD breathlessness in order to sleep?

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 more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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 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

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

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What is prognosis for copd ? Frequent chest inf and breathlessness occurring . Can this be cured ?

What is prognosis for copd ?

Frequent chest inf and breathlessness occurring . Can this be cured ?

Depends,: The prognostic point scale for COPD is found here: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/297664-overview#aw2aab6b2b6aa. ...Read more

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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. ?

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. ?

Discuss: This may be moderate to severe obstructive lung disease or an acute exacerbation if the underlying disease is more mild (maybe due to infection). See the treating physician for an urgent follow up as add-on therapy may be needed (or go to ER, follow your instinct). Overall, pulmonary rehabilitation training may have the most positive effect long-term. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of breathlessness in a non smoker if asthma and COPD ruled out?

What are the possible causes of breathlessness in a non smoker if asthma and COPD ruled out?

Breathless: If your handle means you are 53yo think about your heart or how in shape you are; if breathlessness continues see your doctor. ...Read more

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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 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?

Not: If your pft and cxr are normal, COPD and pf have been ruled out. Other tests to consider are: cbc, tsh, and bnp. If all normal, consider a fitness program. Anxiety can also cause marked breathlessness if this applies to you. ...Read more

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I do have COPD but not very advanced. Have stopped smoking, since may. More breathless now. Stay in south africa. Very hot at present.

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 more

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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?

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

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What might the cause to of sudden breathlessness during sleeping?

What might the cause to of sudden breathlessness during sleeping?

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

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What causes sudden breathlessness during sleep?

What causes sudden breathlessness during sleep?

Sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea is getting more common as our population gets heavier but under diagnosed. Your symptom indicates you should get further evaluation as osa left untreated can have many adverse effects. ...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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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more