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Thomas3.20.2010
Here is a super article chuck full of important links for folks who have emphysema or COPD (which includes chronic bronchitis): https://health.usnews.com/conditions/emphysema  Knowledge is power! The more you know the better quality of life you can have. LLAP
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Thomas3.20.2010
COPD experts propose new actions to manage the disease   Government and non-government entities should better recognize the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and adopt policies and practices to help mitigate its effects. So claims a statement by the the board of directors of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung… (Show more)
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Thomas3.20.2010
Click to view contentI can't stress enough how important it is to eat right and exercise throughout the day when you have lung impairment. That means 6-8 meals a day (very small) packed with good healthy foods like these and 12 15-minute sessions of exercise, including walking, weight lifting stretching, yoga, tai chi, swimming, or whatever you enjoy. My favorite is… (Show more)
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Thomas3.20.2010
DLCO(diffusing capacity of carbon monoxide) is a test that your pulmonologist might order along with your pft. The test is called an abg (arterial blood gas test.) It literally measures the degree you personally are suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. If you have COPD, you have CO poisoning separate from lung capacity. Knowledge is power… (Show more)
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Thomas3.20.2010
https://wwypsw.heraldtribune.com/news/20190730/new-non-surgical-procedure-relieves-copd-symptoms   I am not ready for this potion but when the time comes, I will be asking about the propriety of using Zephur valves if appropriate to my specific condition.    We all have different types of COPD and damage in a specific part of our lungs or… (Show more)
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WhispersQSMB
Mike has decided to share his story and try to help others quit, he didnt listen earlier and hopes someone out there lurking will.
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Thomas3.20.2010
Long-term treatment with antibiotics is not a viable option, since they are not effective, they cause adverse effects and lead to resistance. By contrast, the selective eradication or ‘disarming’ of pathogens in the lower airways has great potential as an intervention.” Tim Murphy, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Medicine Jacobs… (Show more)
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Thomas3.20.2010
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) represents a major burden to global health, and it is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Intense research has expanded our knowledge of pathophysiology and therapeutic targets and allowed for the personalization of treatment. The following review provides five disease-related COPD updates. 1.… (Show more)
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