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What is this salt therapy?

What is this salt therapy?

Please explain this therapy to me I've never heard of it.

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Thank you

posted 3 days ago
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Anyone experienced severe side effects from use of inhalers?

Anyone experienced severe side effects from use of inhalers?

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

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

No I didn't know this. I am on Oxygen at night and nap time.

posted 2 days ago
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Does anyone else have Pulmonary Hypertension due to COPD?

Does anyone else have Pulmonary Hypertension due to COPD?

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

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Good for you!! Good response.

posted 6 days ago
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i can't get my notifications up

i can't get my notifications up

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Write your message, either tap camera for your own pictures, or for a gif tap GIF, once you have finished tap the arrow head at the far end of box you… read more

posted 12 days ago
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Breathing exercises

Breathing exercises

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

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

One cigarette is one too many!

posted about 10 hours ago
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When do you use your nebulizer and often

When do you use your nebulizer and often

Do you have a nebulizer? If so how often do you use it?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I have a nebuliser I use it 4 times a day it helps a bit

posted 2 days ago
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New Inogen G5- 2 new units has stoped working each time!

New Inogen G5- 2 new units has stoped working each time!

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?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I have a G3 and had no problems.

posted about 10 hours ago
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using a walker

using a walker

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?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Yes, I use a Walker because I get so tired just moving about the house and grocery shopping gets tiring.
Hoping it helps me get out to walk when we get… read more

posted 5 days ago
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