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What does it feel like being in advanced stages of emphysema?

What does it feel like being in advanced stages of emphysema?

Shortness of breath: Usually, the advanced stages of emphysema are associated with shortness of breath, even at rest. Sometimes cough, chest tightness, wheezing. Many times people require oxygen. It is quite uncomfortable. I hope you never reach that stage. ...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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How long can a person in the advanced stages of emphysema expect to live?

How long can a person in the advanced stages of emphysema expect to live?

COPD: A person with advanced emphysema can expect to live a long time, but their prognosis isn't that good. Must exert every effort to take care of self because a bout of influenza or pneumonia of another kind could be a quick exit. ...Read more

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For what length of time can a person in the advanced stages of emphysema expect to live.?

For what length of time can a person in the advanced stages of emphysema expect to live.?

Years: Years depending on if they are able to avoid infections and receive good medical care. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my husband has c.o.p.d, emphysema advanced?

Bad: It means he has serious lung disease. Keep him close to your doctor and follow all the advice you get faithfully. There's no cure but it's a treatable condition. Of course, keep him away from all forms of smoke. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my husband has c.o.p.d,emphysema advanced?

What do you suggest if my husband has c.o.p.d,emphysema advanced?

Treatment: Pulmonary rehabilitation. Avoidance of smoke, second hand smoke, and perfumes. Bronchodilators. Steroids when needed. Antibiotics when needed. Oxygen therapy when needed. Recognition and acceptance of his limitations. Advanced directives. ...Read more

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Is an immune defense supplement good for someone with advanced emphysema?

Is an immune defense supplement good for someone with advanced emphysema?

Vitamin D: Is a great immune supplement. Have your levels checked , they should be between 50 and 100 for maximal protection ! ...Read more

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Could you exercise on oxygen if you have emphysema and your o2 sat dip to low 90's?

Yes: As long as your o2 sats stay at 90% or above, your cells will get plenty of oxygen, and you can exercise safely on oxygen. There is very little increased benefit with o2 sats greater than 90%. The key is to stay above 90%. ...Read more

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For people with emphysema, asbestosis, and a marathon runner. what do their spirographs look like compared to that of an average person?

For people with emphysema, asbestosis, and a marathon runner. what do their spirographs look like compared to that of an average person?

VARIABLE: emphysema-big lungs, decreased flow rates, low diffusion. asbestosis-usually lung function is normal. marathon runner -lung function id incresed flows, normal volumes and diffusion ...Read more

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Emphysema (Definition)

Emphysema is a lung disease caused by destruction of lung tissue--specifically the alveoli, which are the smallest sac-like units of the lung responsible for oxygen exchange. It is characterized by shortness of breath, an expanded chest, and possible signs of low oxygen in the body such as bluish ...Read more


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