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What Does Pink Puffer Mean
Older Terms: These are older terms- the pink puffer classically described a patient with emphysema (thin, pink means oxygenated). The blue bloated means a patient with chronic bronchitis (poorly oxygenated- blue and overweight). We now know there is a lot of overlap between these two types of patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Md #: what can the following mean to the layperson? "the basis for the classic "pink puffer" variant of copd." thank-you.
Description: A "pink puffer" describes someone with COPD who has difficulty breathing and a "pink complexion. They usually have increased lung capacity as opposed to "blue bloaters" who have diminshed lung capacity. This doesn't mean pink puffers are in better shape just different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if i had my very first inhaler yesterday and sometimes when i exhale no smoke comes out, does this mean i'm not using it correctly?
What does it mean if I have a hard time breathing even when I'm just sitting down and my inhaler is not helping?
Ne in Proventil: It is a symbol of neon, an inert gaseous element in the atmosphere. ...Read more
When using an inhaler (proair hfa) the side effects included mental changes and confusion. What does this mean? Will my personality/memory change?
When using an inhaler (proair hfa) some side effects included mental changes and confusion. What does this mean? Will my personality/ memory change?
Medical evaluation.: Please let your doctor know asap. I don't exactly know what you mean by mental changes. Proair hfa has possible side effects to include: psychoses (auditory hallucinations & persecutory delusions), restlessness, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, confusion, mental status changes. Your symptoms need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Allergic to leaves/mold + asthma. Find I'm using inhaler/neb more freq. Does this mean asthma is no longer well controlled? What do I tell my pulmo?
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