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Is emphysima and c.O.P.D the same lung disease or are they different?

Is emphysima and c.O.P.D the same lung disease or are they different?

Different: Emphysema is the loss of alveolar tissue or air sacs. COPD is disease of the airways often associated with infections. Smokers generally have a mixture of both disorders. Because they often occur in the same person there is confusion about the exact meaning of these terms. ...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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What is COPD lung disease? How do I treat it?

What is COPD lung disease? How do I treat it?

COPD....: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a group of diseases where the airways are obstructed to airflow. Smoking is a common cause. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are examples of COPD diseases. There is no cure and the diseases are slowly progressive. Treatments include bronchodilator and steroid inhalers, oxygen and smoking cessation. Tests are done to confirm the disease so see your doctor! ...Read more

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Hi dr. I had lung diseases COPD so can you suggest lung exercise which improve my disease stage.

Hi dr. I  had lung diseases COPD so can you suggest lung exercise which improve my disease stage.

Yes: Above all, absolutely, positively no smoking or be exposed to second hand smoke. Damage on lung parenchyma usually permanent, damage to airway mucosa improves after quiting smoking. Progression of emphysema and cardiovascular illnesses over the years significantly slows down by quiting smoking. ...Read more

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Is COPD a common lung disease?

Yes...: There are different forms of COPD but, in general, it is a pretty common disease, usually caused by smoking. It is not curable so avoiding smoking is needed to prevent the disease. If you smoke, quitting will decrease your risk and decrease symptoms if already diagnosed with copd. ...Read more

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I've had COPD for 8 years now how long can a person live haveing this lung disease?

I've had COPD for 8 years now how long can a person live haveing this lung disease?

Difficult: It is very difficult to give a prognosis in copd. Some patients with very low levels of lung function (fev1) can live for many years. Low activity levels seem to be associated with a worse prognosis. ...Read more

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How long can someone expect to live with emphysema lung disease without treatment?

How long can someone expect to live with emphysema lung disease without treatment?

Depends on how bad: That depends a lot on how severe the emphysema is, whether you are still smoking, whether you have symptoms of shortness of breath or coughing or wheezing, etc. Some people do just fine without treatment. Others, depending on the above factors, definitely need treatment. There are great treatments for emphysema, and they can help you feel better and breathe better. ...Read more

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If a 59 year old woman has COPD and lung disease. Can she be elligible for the h1n1 vaccine?

If a 59 year old woman has COPD and lung disease. Can she be elligible for the h1n1 vaccine?

H1N1 IS IN FLU VACCI: Since last year we are not giving h1n1 vaccine as it has been incorporated in the annual flu vaccine so a 59 years old with COPD should get annual flu vaccine which also has h1n1.We do not have h1n1 vaccine alone any more since last year as there is no need for it. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed COPD w/Interstitial lung disease. I had sarcoidosis at 24 I am now 59 yrs. old. I am short of breath. What is the treament?

I have  been diagnosed COPD w/Interstitial lung disease. I had sarcoidosis at 24 I am now 59 yrs. old.  I am short of breath. What is the treament?

There: are new treatments for active pulmonary fibrosis, some treatments to alleviate bronchospasm, talk to your pulmonologist, or rheumatologist if sarcoid active for other treatments. ...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


Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more