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Arterial Blood Gas Test

Arterial Blood Gas Test

on my blood gas test my so2 was 95% all other test numbers were in range too , except my BE ABG . it was low . what does BE ABG stand for and what does a low reading mean ?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Hi, @A MyCOPDTeam Member, you can find many answers in google by simple query. In this case, I typed:

Define the medical term BE ABG

and received a variety of answers which summarized the answer as… read more

posted about 3 hours ago

Gummy Bears

Gummy Bears

they are selling like gummy bears , and say it will heal lungs , people with copd, Is it true?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I've never heard about that. My question is has anyone been on Prednisone? If so did it make you sick.?

posted about 5 hours ago

My Oxygen Level Drops Rapidly When I Get Up And I Walk Within Approximate 75 - 80 While On 2 Liter Oxygen,

My Oxygen Level Drops Rapidly When I Get Up And I Walk Within Approximate 75 - 80 While On 2 Liter Oxygen,

My oxygen level drops rapidly when I get up and I walk within approximate 75 - 80 feet while on oxygen. While I am sitting and relaxing with my concentrator is on 2 liters my oximeter will read 96 Sp02 &89 PRbpm and walk that short distance and my reading drop as low as in 70s and my heart is pumping very fast. Can I be doing something wrong?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Cujojo has the right solution: you need to keep track of these episodes and call your doc. Most docs don't talk with people on O2 about why they're prescribed O2. You are prescribed O2 because you… read more

posted about 4 hours ago

Copd Flare

Copd Flare

How long do flares usually last? Mine is two weeks tomorrow

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Andrea, this is why you need an action plan that you work out with your pulmonologist and why you need a pulmonologist. If you don't have an action plan and your pulmonologist hasn't talked about… read more

posted about 4 hours ago

Are Oxygen Tanks More Convenient Than My Poc?

Are Oxygen Tanks More Convenient Than My Poc?

Im on 3L continuous so only the Sequal Eclipse can provide that. Its on a rolling cart but still quite heavy and only has about an hour of battery at 3L. Pretty worthless if i want to go anywhere
Im thinking tanks might be easier and certainly last longer when im out and about. My oxygen company wont let me have both the POC and tanks. I have to choose. The POC is great for my 15 hour drives to vidit family as i plug it into ghe car lighter. And it can act as a stationary concentrator when… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Cujojo yes once we need continuous versus pulse, our options are more limited.

posted 2 days ago

Copd And New Meds

Copd And New Meds

i am very concerned about my copd { stage 2 about 54% } because it is a disease that gets worse over time. i have had copd for over 18 years although i was not diagnosed until about 2007. i am 61 years old now. occasionally i have to do things in real dusty areas. however i wear a real good mask when around dust . i don't smoke any more and exercise most days and take my meds as i should, i was just thinking are there any new meds or promising treatments for copd coming on… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

thanks for all the answers . i know we are all worried about our health, however as said the damage is done but i don't want to give up on life so i will keep trying to maintain my health . its a… read more

posted 3 days ago

STUFFY NOSE AND COPD

STUFFY NOSE AND COPD

i like to breath out of my nose if possible {nose breather } . breathing from my nose seems to benefit me more and i don't get short of breath as bad while doing normal activities . however on days that my nose is stopped up and i have to breath primary from the mouth i get short of breath easy . does this situation affect anyone else who has copd ? does anyone have any ideas how how to prevent a stuffy nose . I've have a problems with a stuffy nose before copd

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I have blocked sinuses so I used my humidifier sometimes and it helps if the air is dry also I used a saline solution and Flonase but helps

posted 3 days ago

Walking Exercise

Walking Exercise

which way of walking benefits copd and improves lung function the most ? would it be better to walk 3 miles at your own pace or would it be better to walk a mile or a 1 1/2 mile at a faster pace ? which would way would benefit my copd most ?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Jean my pulmonary rehab emphasized 30 minutes also….4 or 5 times a week. I cannot walk more than about 5-10 minutes even on 3L continuous oxygen. At that point my oxygen sat drops considerably. So the… read more

posted 3 days ago

What Should The Air Humidity Be For Stage 3 COPD .Ours Is 38 % And IIam More Sob Than When It Was Just 5 %

What Should The Air Humidity Be For Stage 3 COPD .Ours Is 38 % And IIam More Sob Than When It Was Just 5 %

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Feeling better today and sob just normal today !Humidity is at 38 % and have no need for Ventolin .I walked quite beyond my normal distance twice the day before yeserday ,so maybe i was just feeling… read more

posted 6 days ago

Herbal Treatment For Copd

Herbal Treatment For Copd

would like to know if herbal treatment really helps copd ? are there any positive medical evident about this helping copd

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Some people do swear by herbal remedies and many people use them. Generally there's no scientific evidence that any of them really work or have favorable effects on our COPD. If you want to try any… read more

posted 7 days ago
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