Why is there so little discussion here of the side effects and dangers of both short and long term from the use of inhalers or even long term oxygen therapy? For example, did any doctor tell you that the use of Spiriva Respimat doubles the risk of cardiac arrest? I had my worst flare up on the first day of use. And I have stopped using ipraproprium bromide (Atrovent/Berodual) because after a couple of uses I get feelings of extreme weakness accompanied… read more
My Pulmonologist thinks I have Pulmonary Hypertension. Have others here been diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension due to COPD? I wasn't familiar with this condition until I looked up why my doctor was giving me these tests. My pulmonolgist doesn't tell me anything so I have to research things myself. I had an appointment with him the other day and I asked him if he thinks I have Pulmonary Hypertension and his eyes lit up and he said: "How did you know… read more
Just a question for someone that has perhaps gone to a professional therapy session for breathing exercises. Is there a special system other than deep breathing and extended exhaling withh or without pursed lips? I do about 5 min. of this a couple times a day and it seems to help somewhat. I was wondering if there was something else in addition that could be done. I get really tired when walking and need to sit down and rest before going again. Thinking maybe a better method of breathing… read more
My elderly father purchased the brand new G5 portable oxygen concentrator from Inogen in the last month. Not once but twice it has failed and totally died on him while using it. I thought was is a very reputable company but it is worrisome that this new unit has now failed twice on him with no explanation from the company. They just keep supplying him with new ones to try. Has anyone else purchased the G5 recently and has had problems?
Is she wrong ?
I really want to start walking more, but I get so sob. I can manage pretty well with the shopping carts at the store, so my question is, If I get a walker preferably with a seat to rest if necessary, is that still considered exercise? I feel I need more exercise than just riding my stationary bike. With the warmer weather coming I would love to go out and about more, but I just can't walk for very long. Will a walker help? Does anyone else use one because of sob?