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Zephyr Valve

Zephyr Valve

Any had this done

A MyCOPDTeam Member

I have completed preliminary screening for Zephyr valves at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. They consisted of Thoracic Echo Cardiogram, High Resolution Cat Scan per Bronchoscopic Lung Reduction… read more

Can Anyone Enlighten Me About Their Opinon Of Esbreit, The Very Expensive Pills Used To Treat IPF?

Can Anyone Enlighten Me About Their Opinon Of Esbreit, The Very Expensive Pills Used To Treat IPF?

A MyCOPDTeam Member

As far as I know, it's the ONLY med that has been shown to reduce the progression of IPF or have any effect on IPF at all. Since IPF is progressive, unpredictable and irreversible disease, leading to… read more

Zephyr Valves

Zephyr Valves

Has anyone had them installed?

A MyCOPDTeam Member

@A MyCOPDTeam Member, if your pulmonologist isn’t meeting your needs, maybe it’s time to find a new one? There’s nothing stopping you from getting a second opinion. Good luck !

Thursday, 12-JAN-23

Who's Had LVRS (Lung Volume Reduction Surgery) And Likes Results?

Who's Had LVRS (Lung Volume Reduction Surgery) And Likes Results?

A MyCOPDTeam Member

Suzie1>i had both done, but at seperate times
first one was easy peez, no pain to speak off at all, when home in 3 days, rehab again for 12 wks when back 4 months later for the second one, had a… read more

How Has Everyone Been?

How Has Everyone Been?

How is everyone been doing? I have been away from here for quite a while. I hope everyone is hanging tough. I am doing pretty well since I had surgery. Feels good to feel better. I did go up to Houston to Methodist Hospital. I had lung reduction surgery. It's no joke! Yet, here I am and I give all the glory to God and the best doctors in the world.

A MyCOPDTeam Member

Great to hear your going full straight ahead,keep on keeping on!

Does Anyone Have Zepher Valves?

Does Anyone Have Zepher Valves?

If you have had zepher valve surgery, would you be will to share your experience and whether it has really helped? Thank you.

A MyCOPDTeam Member

Thanks @A MyCOPDTeam Member, I'm stage 4 also but it hasn't been but maybe a year n half I've been at 4.....I am so grateful for all the information you've shared,thanks again...hopefully both of… read more

Has Anyone Had A Zephyr Valve Installed Recently ?

Has Anyone Had A Zephyr Valve Installed Recently ?

I 'am going to look into getting Zephyr valves to see if it can possibly enable me to walk more than 2-3 miles a day , has anyone tried them? If so what is positive and negative about them? All responses will be cherished.

A MyCOPDTeam Member

Try drinking a minimum of 4 glasses of water daily to dilute the mucus. It really does help. Cheap too LOL

Zephyr Value

Zephyr Value

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.,

A MyCOPDTeam Member

Sandy, I go tomorrow for test and aptm with a Dr that specializes in putting the value in., You have to ask your Dr about it., they don’t tell you., I did!!!!

Has Anyone Have Stage 4? Have You Researched Options, Like Surgery, Valves Etc. Please Let Me Know What You Did And How?

Has Anyone Have Stage 4? Have You Researched Options, Like Surgery, Valves Etc. Please Let Me Know What You Did And How?

A MyCOPDTeam Member

I would suggest that you find a center where they do the valves and/or lung volume reduction surgery. You can probably get tested for both or either at the same time. You do have to qualify, as… read more