Have any of you heard of the Zephyr Value Procedure for COPD and emphysema patients??
It’s a new procedure being done., look it up and you might want to consider it., I got an appointment the 7th of April to see if I’m a candidate., I have to drive 140 miles one way to where they are doing the procedure., but it might be worth it.,
I was just curious as to whether COPD showed on X-rays.
I don’t know how someone tells me for years I have emphysema and copd. And now new dr telling me from test he thinks more asthma. So what medicine is used for asthma?? I know if don’t will have emphysema I will cause my jobs and smoking and parents had it.
Is there anyone here that still smokes after being diagnosed. I am looking for some support to quit. I have attempted it several times since my diagnoses and have failed terribly. The patches, gum, vape pens and even cold turkey (which I wouldn't recommend)! The Doctor won't put me on Chantix because I suffer from Severe Major Depression and the side effects wouldn't be good for me!!! Two weeks ago I had an exacerbation and the E.R doctor ordered chest x-ray.s He came back after reading them… read more
i am just wondering if anyone has heard of LVRS Lung Volume Reduction Surgury
it is when they remove 30 percent of scar tissue from the lungs--better then transplant
i am thinking of haveing this surgury...i know it is still dangerous but tired of being so short of breath and coughing
the last week it has been real tough.
What do people take or do for the pain in your chest from a flare up? I've been hurting for a week now
Does anyone experience pain in the ribs ? I have told many drama but they have like ignored it like no big deal . my goodness it hurts so bad I can't stand it . I take Tylenol and 4 ib profen and use heating pads .. Its getting the best of me I don't know what to do
My Dr diagnosed me with COPD on my last physical. I have no symptoms except for being out of breath every once in awhile. No coughing, no wheezing, no fatigue. She made this diagnosis with no xray and no breathing test. I did the xray and it came back clear. Now she is saying i have emphysema from the breathing test. She also had me do a sleep test and oxy levels went low so i am on oxygen at night.
Am i on oxygen because of COPD or for sleep apnea?
I redid the breath test… read more
Only had a chest exray and lab work done. Dr called and told me it is copd. Had pneumonia 4 times last year, finally got the vaccination and been ok since, except mild wheezing and some mucus occasionally. However, I've had stream weight loss unintentionally, just can't seem to eat much as I get so full, night sweets, extreme fatigue, lots of hair loss, constant headache, stopped using my asmanex because it's just too expensive to have filled, but use my nebulizer with albuterol as needed and… read more