If you are totally dependent upon oxygen 24/7, what do you do if there is a power outage? My mom uses a concentrator that is run by electricity only and a small portable unit with 2 hours of battery time.
If COPD caused pulmonary hypertension, which do you treat? If the COPD is managed better will the pulmonary hypertension be better managed? Of does PH have to be treated separately? I was told my mom has pulmonary hypertension caused by COPD and showed up on an echocardiogram
At night last few days when laying down and getting up I get really SOB. Not as bad laying down. But getting up I grab my inhaler and it takes awhile to catch my breath. Any help.
My 84 year old mom has had COPD for 9 years and is 84. She did water aerobics and drove until 3 months ago. She had a bad flare up. Her pulmonologist says she has PH based on an echocardiogram. He sent her to a cardiologist yesterday and the cardiologist said she could not help because it is a lung problem. She told us to go back to the pulmonologist. He said to have a heart catherization. My mom is not well enough or willing to go… read more
My mom was doing water aerobics 4 times a week before a bad COPD flareup 2 months ago. She ended up in the hospital and had 2 weeks of rehab afterwards. She was doing 4 nebulizer treatments a day but they did not help. She was on prednisone the whole time and still is. She uses Spireva and Symbicort. She lies around all day and has no energy. Her pulmonologist said he can not do anything else and referred her to a cardiologist. She had an echocardiogram in… read more
The American Lung Association did a webinar yesterday that was quite good. Here’s a link: https://www.inspire.com/m/CarlyLungAssociation/...
When i sit to replenish my blood ox. as it rises my pulse drops to as low as 34-35 bpm. slowly gets back to 60 or so. Is this normal? Should I be concerned about this?