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What Happens In The Last Stages Of 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
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 3 more doctor answers
LVRS: Lvrs is usually done in pts w large bulla (air pockets) theory is that it allows the air pressure mismatch that has formed inside vs outside chest cavity to normalize (even though the actual amount of tissue is less, the tissue removed is no longer "working" ; the effect makes the other tissue less effective). Surg often makes quality life better but COPD tends to be progressive even after. ...Read more
Why do I get chills & fevers every time my husband gets sick with the COPD he has?This has happened twice in the last few years.Thanks.
You are: Probably transferring the infection back and forth because you are in such close qusrters!! ...Read more
Depends: COPD is progressive, histiocytosis is more indolent. Pulm rehab and bronchodilator rx can prolong life, but consideration for lung transplant should be under consideration for progressive disease. The life span of advanced COPD with hystiocytosis is around 5-6 yr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 smoked for 5 years and its been 8 months since my last cigarette. i am 22 now. is it possible that i could have emphysema/copd?
I've had copd for years. Last week at my drs my finger oximeter reading was 84. The nurse kept changing fingers. Why? And is this a low reading?
Hypoxia: This is a quite low reading, especailly assuming you are not high in the mountains somewhere. The nurse tried different fingers to make sure it wasn't due to a localized blood circulation problem. Presumably you're in the hosptial, right? Your doctor(s) will be able to give you all the information you need. Good luck! ...Read more
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.
Everything tastes salty.have been diagnosed with COPD within the last 4 months. CO2 rises if don't sleep with bipap . Losing weight because salty tast?
Salty taste causes: First you must differentiate salty and metallic taste. If more metallic, then mouth bleeding or medication side effects should be considered. Most salty taste due to dehydration so try hydrating if so. Otherwise, consider postnasal drip, and some rarer causes like smoking, sjogrens disease, MS, and even mild stroke. You are best off consulting with your regular doctor but I hope you feel better;) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 .
Last Thursday my nana was taken to hospital for chf. Discharged Sunday. Monday taken in by EMS still there. Why so long?? 74 w CHF. And COPD
See Below: Your nana has two chronic and somewhat dangerous medical problems. Treating them can be very tricky. Sometimes if they are acting up severely, a longer stay in the hospital is necessary to treat them. The best thing to do is ask the doctors taking care of her, as they will have the most up to date information, and can best tell you what is going on. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If i had a PTB and completed my treatment in 2008.I have difficulty in breathing could that be a COPD already?My PTB last for 3 yrs.My med is symbcort
My husband is in his last stage of COPD also a alcoholic and won't stop smoking or drinking and is making my life crazy wont take anything for the pai?
See a primary doctor: When a woman's husband is smoking, drinking, and making her "life crazy", she can get help from a primary care dr. Ideally, the dr. Has been taking care of her problems for many years. If that's not the case, she may have to "try out" a couple of internists or family practitioners before finding a dr. Who is a good match. The dr. Might refer to support groups or psychologists to help the couple. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)
Also known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. ...Read more
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