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Can anyone explain to me what they do when they drain or wash your lungs?

I have heard of people having this done. Just the thought of it scares me.

posted 3 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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The air sacs don't exactly collapse. Think of a bunch of grapes, with each grape as an air sac. What happens in emphysema is that the air sacs sort of… read more

posted 3 days ago

Why excess water retention ??

posted 4 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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U need water tablets + try 2 move around as much as poss.my legs used 2 swell real bad wen i wasnt so mobile x dont lnow if this helps or not m8 x… read more

posted 3 days ago

My rescue inhaler costs $474.00/mth#

Combivent rescue inhaler. 474.00/mtg. Can't afford it.

posted 4 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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You should look up the Boeringer Ingleheim web site (they make Combivent) and see they do for people who have problems paying for their meds. Often if… read more

posted 4 days ago

Blocking

Accidentally blocked someone. How do you unblock them

posted 4 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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@A MyCOPDTeam User Hi Debbie, I am sorry I haven't come across this problem before, I would suggest that you invite him/her to ask to become a member.

posted 4 days ago

Does anyone have mental fatigue? Can’t concentrate and/or focus on tasks long enough to complete Not sleepy; just not functioning mentally.

Taking no medication that may cause. Pulse ox numbers good Thoughts greatly appreciated

posted 4 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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@Earlobe and @A MyCOPDTeam User , I have been taking Outback Joint Pain Relief and have found that it helps my brain fog .

posted about 15 hours ago

Decompression Chamber.

I have been talking to a few medical people and general friends who use to scuba dive with me some years ago regarding Decompression Chambers and its believed that trials or something similar has been used to help heal damaged lung tissue...for those that do not know what a Decompression Chamber is, its a large tank used by Deep Sea Divers to help them climatise from depths so they dont get the bends.Does anyone k ow bout this.

posted 5 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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People with COPD are told not to scuba dive because of the danger of additional lung damage. I think the issue with decompression chambers and damaged… read more

posted 4 days ago

Damaged lungs

I am on my soapbox today. We are all told that our lungs are damaged. Not destroyed but damaged and that means there should be a away for them to heal. From what I understand it is a problem with inflammation that is stopping the healing. So if we can control the inflammation and we can rest enough shouldn't there be some way that we can promote healing to the damaged parts of our lungs? If we have a broken bone, or have an ulcer or torn muscles, we rest and allow the body to heal. Why isn't this… read more

tags: I am told that the liver heals itself if damaged. Does the lungd heal themsleves also

posted 5 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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David, you're right that stem cell injections have worked in some areas of the body; however, the lungs aren't one of them. Stem cell treatments offered… read more

posted 4 days ago

Drooling with a full face mask while sleeeping.

I wear a full face mask while sleeping for my sleep apnea. Also have 24/7 oxygen for COPD. I seem to drool while sleeping while sleeping. Anyone else, and how did you solve it? I’m breaking out when it runs down my chin. Help

posted 5 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I don't have an answer because I do it , too . I wash my face immediately upon rising to ease the irritation .

posted 4 days ago
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