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What Do You Do For Back Up Oxygen If There Is A Power Outage?

What Do You Do For Back Up Oxygen If There Is A Power Outage?

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.
Thank you.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Your best bet is to call your resource group and ask them to drop off 3 etanks,for emergency

posted 1 day ago

Is It Better To Just Treat The COPD That Contributed To Pulmonary Hypertension Or To Treat The Pulmonary Hypertension?

Is It Better To Just Treat The COPD That Contributed To Pulmonary Hypertension Or To Treat The Pulmonary Hypertension?

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

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

You actually have to treat both, in an ideal world. But first, you must know that both are the problem and the only way to specifically diagnose… read more

posted 5 days ago

Why Do I Get SOB When I Lay Down And When I Get Up.

Why Do I Get SOB When I Lay Down And When I Get Up.

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.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I have a hard time getting comfortable to sleep. Takes more energy to push lungs "up" as you breath. Sounds silly but thats how it feels. Try sleeping… read more

posted 5 days ago

What Is The Treatment For PH That Is Caused By COPD And/or Emphysema?

What Is The Treatment For PH That Is Caused By COPD And/or Emphysema?

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

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

She's getting the standard LABA/ICS combination along with a LAMA. That's standard medication for someone like your Mom. You could ask her pulmonologist… read more

posted about 8 hours ago

How Can You Tell The Difference Between Copd And The Viris

How Can You Tell The Difference Between Copd And The Viris

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

From what I read, CV19 is a respiratory virus and causes fluids in the lungs to build up quickly. The body goes into an intense "storm" when attacked by… read more

edited, originally posted 7 days ago

Has Anyone Else Noticed A Corelation Between Tryllegy And Increase In Blood Pressure.

Has Anyone Else Noticed A Corelation Between Tryllegy And Increase In Blood Pressure.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

If you're talking about Trilogy, the non-invasive ventilator, increased blood pressure is not a side effect. If you're talking about Trelegy, the… read more

posted 8 days ago

How Can A Cardiologist Help With Pulmonary Hypertension?

How Can A Cardiologist Help With Pulmonary Hypertension?

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

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Jean, We saw the cardiologist yesterday and she said she can not help and to go back to the pulmonologist.

posted 6 days ago

American Lung Association Webinar On COVID-19

American Lung Association Webinar On COVID-19

The American Lung Association did a webinar yesterday that was quite good. Here’s a link: https://www.inspire.com/m/CarlyLungAssociation/...

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Thank you from across the pond.xx

posted 7 days ago

My Blood Ox Drops To Low 80s Sometimes High 70s With Very Little Exertion. Had Copd For Many Years And Have Been On Oxygen For Many Years.

My Blood Ox Drops To Low 80s Sometimes High 70s With Very Little Exertion. Had Copd For Many Years And Have Been On Oxygen For Many Years.

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?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Thank you for clarifying this issue for me. Be safe.

posted 4 days ago
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