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spirometry

Seem to have different results between countries or explanations with tests Ive noticed ,,my spirometry always gives lung age ,,I see people refer to their lung function ,,,fev......?? my results have FEV1(L) 127.4%pred...and FEV1/FVC 94.5%.pred...........how do I work out my FEV and lung fuction as other people have ??

posted about 5 hours ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Im sorry brother ,but I don't understand your explanation at all,,my doctor gives me one of these spirometrys every year and it has a mass off figures… read more

posted about 3 hours ago

Where do I write a question? Only see place for ansers

Does anyone have the inogon portable concentrator? I want to get one but wanted to see if anyone has any eexpierence with them.

posted about 8 hours ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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@A MyCOPDTeam User, did you get an answer on your question about cost of the portable consentrator? I can not give an exact cost because I do not… read more

posted about 5 hours ago

How often do you find that exacerbations occur and in what stage of copd are you?

posted about 12 hours ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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@A MyCOPDTeam User, lol love it when we find things to laugh about,and thanks for the info.

posted about 3 hours ago

Need an inhaler

Can you give me a name of an inhaler that you use and like, I have to get another one from my doctor. I tried spiriva respimat, but it was top strong and it made me cough, I also tried advair, but that made my throat sore and my voice hoarse, so can someone tell me about the inhaler that they use....Thanks

posted 1 day ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Breo, or incruse one of them has a steroid in it. I think incruse.

posted about 8 hours ago

What can I do with my Life?

Hi everyone. I'm 34 years old. I'm very young. (I have COPD, because I was in a fire and previously I had a carbon monoxide poisoning) My boyfriend broke up with me. My friends.. well.. now I have just 3 or 4. I wanted to have kids, grandchildren, get married. Now, I can't. I do not even have a job right now. I'm retired. And is very hard for me, to wake up everyday. I can't go out of my house, because the weather, my breathless, my tachycardia and my need to be with someone next to… read more

edited, originally posted 2 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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@A MyCOPDTeam User what a great answer I trust it should be of help to the young lady her joining us here as a team member is warranted !

posted about 6 hours ago

How do you guys feel about purchasing a POC through a third-party dealer?

Dealers like 1stClassMedical and Directhomemedical.... are they trustworthy and do they provide decent service? Inogen seems to be the only one that directly sells to consumers...

tags: portable oxygen concentrator

posted 3 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Don't buy through a 3rd party, but straight from
Manufacturer.
Inogen is a good one. I've had a inogen one G2 for 6 years. I bought it for $3500. That… read more

posted 1 day ago

Photos

Why won't my photos post?

posted 3 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User

I cannot find 1/2 of mine but I figured it was just me NOT knowing where they were?! Still cannot find them on here!?

posted about 18 hours ago

how who has never smoked and has copd

tags: I never smoked but was around smokers all my life growing up and was a clean freak with bleach. So COPD DOES NOT PLAY FAVORITES.

posted 3 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Alpha-1 is a genetic illness affecting lungs and liver function. We all know NOW that second hand smoke can cause illness in others than the smoker. I… read more

posted about 16 hours ago

I lost all of my closest friends because of the pain and anxiety due to severe COPD. Any advice?

tags: lost friends

posted 3 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I am lucky I got more friends and the one I had before became even stronger. Though in the beginning I could feel the apprehension once they understood… read more

posted about 2 hours ago

Anyone in Halifax/Dartmouth interested in meeting at Tims for coffee some afternoons to chat and share our copd problems and successes...

posted 3 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Hello glitterbug when I saw Halifax I thought Yorkshire England but when I looked again I think it's a tad to far for me to have a coffee I do hope… read more

posted about 12 hours ago
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