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COPD & Pulmonary Hypertension

COPD & Pulmonary Hypertension

Hi everyone :) I really appreciate everyone on this website as dealing with COPD and what it does to the quality of life is pretty hard to deal with alone. I've posted here before asking about fainting spells relating to COPD but learned a little more. After having an abnormal EKG yesterday, and my medical provider having me go to the E.R., I found out that COPD can cause pulmonary hypertension. One of the symptoms is fainting (which I've been experiencing) along with swelling in… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I was diagnosd with bronchiactasis along with copd. Consultant found a small cluster of atypical cells next step was 1/2 an hour. Keyhole surgery. Well… read more

posted 12 days ago

What Is A COPD Exacerbation?Can Someone Explain What An Exacerbation Looks And Feels Like?

What Is A COPD Exacerbation?Can Someone Explain What An Exacerbation Looks And Feels Like?

I seem to be doing pretty well with stage 4 COPD but recently have been feeing upper chest aches, abdominal muscle cramps and some acid reflux.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Sorry not to reply here sooner but my brain goes on strike now and then..I forget what I was going to say. Anyway, thanks for the info!

posted 2 days ago

Am I Considered Disabled During Covid19. I Cant Wear A Mask At Work Or While Shopping, Cant Breath.

Am I Considered Disabled During Covid19. I Cant Wear A Mask At Work Or While Shopping, Cant Breath.

I am going to see if i can get another oxygen test while wearing a mask. if one day it is law to wear mask what to do? thank you Cesar D. Medina

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I bought mine on amazon. I got the frame and 10 shields for under $20. Pretty basic but does the trick.

posted 26 days ago

Humidity/copd,asthma. Help!!

Humidity/copd,asthma. Help!!

anyone have allergy induced asthma along with copd? i live in minn, and its been hot and humid for a week and a half. its aweful. i do not go out. like breathing in a wet towel. does anyone else have problems withthis? give me ideas to make breathing better during hot weather

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Be very careful inhaling over boiled water, it can burn you as I learned first hand. Please keep away from your breathing machines and never put Vicks… read more

posted 11 days ago

Cbd Oils

Cbd Oils

Not for sure on uses......please explsin benefits.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I have tried it a few times for my back pain and had mixed results as it seems to help for a while but doesn't seem to give me lasting relief. My Arty… read more

posted 29 days ago

Cbc Oils

Cbc Oils

Where do you get cbc oils and how do you use them?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Thank you for your response

posted 20 days ago

ATS VOCID-19 Website For Patients

ATS VOCID-19 Website For Patients

ATS launched a COVID-19 website for patients: https://formylunghealth.com/?utm_campaign=ATS%2...

or

https://tinyurl.com/y9zp8ukz

Lots of good information!

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I went for therapy there was a therapist and I went six months and learned the tools to cope what a difference in my life its covered in insurande do it… read more

posted 27 days ago

CHOKING ON FOOD AND PASSING OUT

CHOKING ON FOOD AND PASSING OUT

Hi everyone :) I'm learning that choking on food is common with COPD is that correct? I'm sure that I'm not the only one dealing with it. But what about passing out or fainting? the other night, I walked to the fridge to get something then the next thing I know, i'm on the floor bleeding with the family panicking. Is fainting common with COPD?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I’ve been on a purée diet for a while now
It has really helped me with my breathing

posted 6 days ago

Have Hypoxia And On O2

Have Hypoxia And On O2

Has anyone with hypoxia and on o2 ever gotten better and got off of o2?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

@A MyCOPDTeam Member
I would be able to maintain 92%-95% at your altitude with no oxygen as long as i did not walk over 1/8-1/4 mile , walking i would… read more

posted 29 days ago

What Can I Do To Get Antibiotics For An Infection Not Related To The Covid Virus? My Walk-in Clinic Sent Me To The ER. Not So Safe, The ER.

What Can I Do To Get Antibiotics For An Infection Not Related To The Covid Virus? My Walk-in Clinic Sent Me To The ER. Not So Safe, The ER.

It's a leg infection I get every year, it seems. Last year I was hospitalized for 8 days with it, and none of the doctors was that sure of where it came from, but it's very bad. It looks and feels like a severe burn, and it's about 3" x 8" long, just below the knee. Maybe Cellulitis; that was the most suggested guess. It's really bad; lots of drainage and pain (sorry, but it's… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Hospitals are generally doing everything they can to protect people like you from being exposed to and then getting COVID-19. The protocols are… read more

posted about 1 month ago
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