Copd chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Very serious. Please do as your doctor tells you. I lost my husband from this. It was so sad. I have it and I’m scared. I take all my meds but I’m still trying to quit smoking. Best of luck.
Trying to stop smoking does anyone have any suggestions
Hello, when I was 59 years old I was fighting bronchitis for a month. Th er n my husband had a doctor appointment on Veterans day so change my appointment and went to his doctor that day . After the dr saw me he said you’re a very serious side of asthmatic person. I was never told that I was asthma. The doctor gave me a treatment in the office I couldn’t go back to work for 3 months . Had no air, weak. Had to go to a lung specialist also.
Not good I was told to try medical marijuana the oils and use it on a breathing treatment machine maybe that can help we will see
Well I hope this is something I can treat in home instead of the doctor office thanks for the update
If push can too shove I will live in a clean air wilderness and live off the land away for the bad air of the city
I Googled it for you. COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Those symptoms are more constant than asthma. COPD and asthma have a lot of the same symptoms. It’s very helpful to quit smoking for both issues. The sooner the better. Smoking of any kind is a irritant to the lungs and can trigger symptoms as well as cause additional damage to the lungs. You might look at the library for information on COPD vs asthma I found the Google information confusing. Also there are a lot of helpful information out about quitting smoking. I’m smoke free now for 7.5 years. I was a 2 pack a day for 25 years. I now have severe asthma which I am sure I caused. Stop as soon as you can. You can do it.
Sounds like a serious issue from what I read online. I’m so sorry you’re going through this. You keep fighting this. Wake up every morning and tell yourself “ I’m going to beat this” . It’s going to be hard and you’re going to have to be stubborn as a mule. Keep us posted okay.
Sure thing I will
Does COPD have a five year life cycle?
I am new to this and I will check for you
No it’s a permanent health condition. It is treatable. There are many medications available.
I’ve had COPD for a few years now. Im supposed to use a once a day inhaler and I do most of the time. I gone 12 years now without a license. I’d have to say not driving is far worse in my case. I quit smoking a few years ago, but I struggle with some other issues… well.
I hope you find out that it’s not copd for you.
Not good but I have slowed down some, looking to try medical marijuana and if I can get the oils or other treatment
Do you know what type of treatment?
Been reading everyones great info on copd & emphysema. Wich seems to run in family. As yet Drs say I hv breathing problems. Allergies. Been on nebulizer for 5 yrs. Since th heart attack. My Medicare ins. pays for th small compressor. I pay small amount for med tht goes in it. It helps a lot. Thanks so much to all for ur input. Sorry hv to stop. Carpal tunnel getting to my fingers can’t type any more
Prayers to all.
If you are looking for a small machine purchase the Flyp. It works great.
I was told in November that I had COPD! I only have one lung. Currently going through test to go on Double Lung Transplant list.
No my husband lived ovat 30 years with it. But it does get worse not all at once
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease. It can cause air to the lungs to be blocked. Symptoms can include wheezing, difficulty getting a good bteath, a morning cough, and coughing mucus up.
It is caused by exposure to things in our environment or cigarette smoke. COPD has a risk of you getting heart disease, lung cancer and other conditions. So it is important to do what your dr tells you to do.
You need to be your own advocate and ask your dr lots of questions. Such as what stage are you in? Ask about medications. Ask for help quitting smoking if you need it.
This can be scary because there is no cure. However there is treatment to help you cope with it.
I have an inhaler for my COPD and another one for my asthma. I do breathing exercises every morning and several times before I go to bed.
If you can go online look up purse string breathing. This type of breathing can help you catch your breath. It is also used as an exercise, this is the one I do. I do 6 cycles and it takes approximately 1 minute.
I hope this has helped you.
Keep asking questions and never give up.