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Stage 4 Of Lung Disease Copd What To Look For
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 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Ace, would low levels would show with COPD and lung disease, could they relate to billary cirroshis of the liver ( autoimmune) Hib related meningitis?
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?
My husband has developed large brown water blisters on his lower legs, can they be related to his lung diseases ipf and copd?
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
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