Why would you put your oxygen tubing in a dryer w/a. Towel???
At what level of oxygen sats do you require oxygen treatment.80%,g.p sent me home with antibiotics and orednisolone for 3days,still the same.Sent me home after surgery at 80%.Stayed at this level since.
Regarding the question "does anyone know if the Wei Institute herbal treatments work". I see a few responses that say it is a scam, but has anyone on the COPD team actually tried the treatment and if so, what were the results? My physical rehab therapist has seen very positive results in 3 of 5 patients. One was able to get off oxygen and her FEV1 went from 30% to 50%. Anyone with first hand… read more
Currently at a rehab and respiratory theripst seems to feel we should try exercising without oxygen. I find it hard and my o2 drops and heartrate goes to high. Shouldn't we be exercising with out oxgen if our sats decrease on exertion?
Newly introduced treatment contains 60 percent helium with 40 percent oxygen to increase energy by over 200 percent. Because helium is less dense than oxygen, patients with COPD can deplete their lungs more completely than with higher levels of oxygen. However, the downside to this treatment is that it is considerably more expensive due to the amount of helium present. It is currently being used in Canada and widespread… read more
I am not on oxygen yet, but today my levels have see sawed between 91 and 97 all day. First time they have done that. I have been extremely busy and done some pretty physical work today (really overdid it I think), plus breathing in dust from floor layers working. I am so tired!! Have taken a nebby treatment and I had one puff from my Albuterol earlier today plus my regular Symbicort dosage. Did I mess up with… read more
I'm on oxygen at night and then the 4 breathing treatments a day. 27 pills a day. anyone on this much meds? the meds are going to kill me.....any one else feel this way.
my copd symptoms seem to be getting worse, I get out of breath with or without exertion, more so when moving around, im also tired all the time for no apparent reason.
none of my treatment options seem to help anymore? whats up, does anyone know what could be going on with me?