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Doctor insights on: Stage 4 Of Lung Disease Copd What To Look For

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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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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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Is COPD a common lung disease?

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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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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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 to answer: There are many factors to consider such as: still smoking, stage of copd, and other diseases (comorbidities). Non drug threapy like pulmonary rehabilitation, lung reduction, and other therapies can contribute to both quality of life and longevity. COPD is a progressive disease and to put a number on it is difficult. Discuss all alternatives with your pulmonologist ...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

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Tested MS phenotype of alpha 1. diangosis with COPD in my 20s. History of Smoking w/ asthma. Is the alpha 1 playing a major role in my lung disease?

Tested MS phenotype of alpha 1. diangosis with COPD in my 20s. History of Smoking w/ asthma. Is the alpha 1 playing a major role in my lung disease?

Its deficiency, yes: Alpha 1 antripsin deficiency does affect the lungs, as the enzyme plays a major role in defending the lung tissues, refrain from smoking and being around smokers, take medicines as prescribed and keep your follow up appointments, goodluck ...Read more

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My mother has AML lung disease and COPD and is taking 40mg of prednisone daily and second round of dacogen (decitabine). Why high increase in platelets: 13 to 300?

My mother has AML lung disease and COPD and is taking 40mg of prednisone daily and second round of dacogen (decitabine). Why high increase in platelets: 13 to 300?

Possibly due to AML: Sometimes when one sees an abnormal lab level (platelets or any other lab; including drops or jumps in counts) that does not fit with the clinical picture, it may be due to lab error and require drawing a second result. The monitoring physician will interpret and decide.

That said, high (OR low) platelet counts are not uncommon in AML or one of its earlier stages, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). ...Read more

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My dad is 84. He has stage 4 lung cancer. Hie also has lung disease. His heart functions at 50%. He is on oxygen and is skin on bones. He still drives?

My dad is 84. He has stage 4 lung cancer. Hie also has lung disease. His heart functions at 50%. He is on oxygen and is skin on bones. He still drives?

NOT "COOL": Your dad's doctor should be consulted ASAP. It is his/her DUTY if a safety issue is involved to counsel your dad to give up his license or report the situation to the local State Authority (in MA. For example it would be the Registry of Motor Vehicles. BE AWARE SENIORS DO NOT WISH TO GIVE UP THEIR LICENSES IT IS A MATTER OF PRIDE AND DESIRE TO BE "INDEPENDENT"!! HANDLE WITH CARE!
Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I may have cystic fibrosis, COPD or lung cancer (my maternal grandfather had stage IV lung cancer), how to know?

I may have cystic fibrosis, COPD or lung cancer (my maternal grandfather had stage IV lung cancer), how to know?

Diagnosis....: There are diagnostic tests your doctor can order to be sure you don't have these conditions. For example, pulmonary function testing will show chronic obstruction if you have COPD and a chest CT can help rule out lung cancer and there is specific testing for cystic fibrosis. If you are smoking, you need to quit ASAP to lower the risk of COPD and lung CA. See a lung doctor for the testing you need ...Read more

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I have stage 4 copd. Recently had a chest X-ray that showed no active infections. How is that possible or does that damage done by cops not show up?

I have stage 4 copd. Recently had a chest X-ray that showed no active infections. How is that possible or does that damage done by cops not show up?

Not an infection: COPD is not an infection to be active. Not a good choice of words. It doesn't mean that there were no signs of COPD on the X-ray. ...Read more

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Do you know if c.O.P.D. Is a real lung disease?

Do you know if c.O.P.D. Is a real lung disease?

Yes. It totally is.: COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
It is a long term (chronic) disease of the lungs (pulmonary) characterized by poor airflow out of the lungs (obstructive). It is unfortunately common and sometimes very serious, even life-threatening. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am able to walk 3 or 4 miles a day after being told I have severe lung disease?

Is there a reason why I am able to walk 3 or 4 miles a day after being told I have severe lung disease?

Not enough info: This is impossible to answer without specific data as to chest film, ct scan and pulmonary function test results. Maybe your lung disease is not as severe as you have been told. Address this question with the doctor who treats you for this problem. ...Read more

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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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Can my wife life a full life good quality life with restrictive lung disease. She's 27 doesn't smoke. Eats well 5'4 133 lbs and has lupus. Both scared?

She's got you!: No doubt, this will not be an easy life but it can be of good quality and by some definitions even full. Being scared is fair. Try to find a supportive therapy. The various lupus fdtns might have referral lists for family groups, couple therapists, etc. With support you both might have a very wonderful experience learning and loving. Duration may not be a good measure of "full". My very best 2u2. ...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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Also known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. ...Read more