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What Are The Last Stages Of Copd Like
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
End-stage...: In the final stages of copd, the patient is typically bed-bound due to severe shortness of breath present even at rest and which worsens with even minimal activity. They require supplemental oxygen at all times. Eventually, they cannot breathe effectively and they become unconscious due to the build-up of carbon dioxide which they cannot exhale. Then, death occurs. Avoid smoking to prevent this.. ...Read more
Depends...: A patient in the final stages of COPD would have a high risk of not being able to come off the ventilator. Is this what the patient wants, to live their final days attached to a ventilator? Such a patient would likely need to be cared for in a facility as it would be extremely difficult to care for such a patient at home. The patient needs to make this decision knowing these facts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husband has last stage COPD lately his body temp has been 97.0and has gone as low as 95.1 i couldn't believe it so i went out and bought a new
I have COPD for the last few days i feel like I have 5 elephants on my chest making it very hard to breathe, however my oxygen is at 93 to 97?
My husband has last stage COPD and langerhand cell and has been sleeping a lot also is starting to twitch and his memory is bad should I be worried.
Hi my husband has last stage COPD recently had a blood gas test done his hemoglobin is high also his carboxhemoglobin is at 6 is this vary bad .
Not normal: With severe COPD comes anxiety and often that can be manifested by quivering lips. Is there any tingling sensation? Any issues with hand spasms? In that case we think about your calcium level being low. If there are no symptoms of muscle weakness, flickering or fasciculations elsewhere, it is less likely to be a neurological condition. Try meditation-helps many of my patients with severe copd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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