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Tuberculosis Cause Copd
Shortness of breath: Typically, patients with COPD have shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. Fatigue, decreased energy, and decreased ability to do normal activities are also quite common. Sometimes, patients can get dizziness related to the shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, definitely see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Not really: Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection by a bacterium. It can cause pneumonia and even holes/cavities in the lung if not treated. It typically does not cause copd. It is possible, depending on how severe the infection is, that TB can cause scarring in the lung. Smoking is the main cause of copd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My father 75yo has had COPD now for 15 years or so it seems that he might also have developed tuberculosis what can I expect in terms of treatment ?
COPD -Hematocrit: COPD typically either leaves hematocrit normal or increases it due to the severity of COPD causing low oxygen over the long run, making the red blood cells multiply to compensate for that. A low hematocrit is something seen either in several diagnoses of anemia or with old age along with other geriatric "disturbances". ...Read more
From low O2: Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, or clubbing of the nails, occurs because of long-term deprivation of oxygen in the small arteries of the (small) bones. Certainly that can happen from COPD, especially if u have the chronic bronchitis type of COPD. Oftentimes its associated w/ smoking, so if u smoke, QUIT! The changes won't get worse if u do. (They won't get better, unfortunately: bone changes r perm ...Read more
Obstructed airways: I think context would be helpful in order to answer this question satisfactorily. Air trapping is a symptom or sign of obstructed airways where the air has an easier time getting in than out. Conditions like COPD, Emphysema and Asthma are the usual causes and can be seen on xray as flattening of the diaphragm and on spirometry as a increased Functional Residual Capacity. Other causes are rare. ...Read more
Not usually: Generally, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) refers to a condition occurring in adulthood, usually from tobacco use, although there are some rare other contributing causes. Although we see occasional cases of congenital lung structural abnormalities (like congenital lobar emphysema), which can cause other health issues like recurrent pneumonias, it doesn't seem to lead to copd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Space too limited: This is destruction of lung tissue and structure, making the alveoli coalesce into one larger sac but decreasing the surface area. It is also the destruction of the airway itself making the airways less distensible to air passage. This can be due to chemicals impairing the integrity of ability of the lung to repair itself as in smoking or impaired ability itself as in antitrypsin deficiency. ...Read more
May have OSA: In addition to copd, you should talk to your doctor about being tested for obstructive sleep apnea. This can cause prolonged episodes of not breathing while you are asleep and increased snoring. The result of this is that you do not sleep well and can cause daytime drowsiness which would cause you to yawn. ...Read more
Many things.: Depends upon what you mean by sob. Inability to breathe because of pain, true air hunger or none of the above? If pain with inspiration or true air hunger we should exclude the real serious things like mi, pe, pneumonia, pneumothorax - have basic labs, d- dimer, oximetry, cxr. Other studies depending on findings. ...Read more
When do you get copd? Can it happen as soon as 9 or younger? What causes it and is it preventable or curable?
Yes: Not being able to breathe is one of those things that can lead to panic. It becomes hard to tell which is the worse problem. So you could have fairly mild COPD but making you feel short of breath out of proportion to the lung problem. Then again, if the lung problem is severe, panic could make the symptoms even worse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more
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