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... gen and use an albuterol inhaler. They wanted me to go on Advair but I am concerned about the side effects. I am basically healthy otherwise with no colds or flu for years due to taking nutritional supplements and I want to stay that way. ... (10 replies)
... are the best treatment for emphysema? ... (10 replies)
... side. It doesn't sound like the VA Hospital is very thorough at all. My mother had also started falling down between the stroke and her resistance to get help for her lung disease. She had a series of mini strokes, which caused her voice to change, and you could see the muscles on her face drop. ... (9 replies)

... treadmill and some Leslie Sansone walking videos for bad weather. ... (10 replies)
... Did the treatment work for you? ... (10 replies)
... by all means do so. You need complete pulmonary function tests to determine how severe your emphysema is at this point and the best course of treatment. ... (3 replies)
... and am constantly struggling to just get a good breath. When I do anything physical, I oftentimes end up gasping on the floor for air. Your dad sounds like he is doing a whole lot better than I am. He is 75 and I'm 61. I did not quit smoking until Oct 4, 2007. ... (10 replies)
... pay for your meds and the insurance company pays the rest until...... ... (10 replies)
... to take care of our hearts. Your father is not using too much medicine. Its the norm. But what was suggested, using Foradil instead of Advair would be better for your father. It has less side effects. And it won't cause oral thrush which is a pain to deal with. ... (10 replies)
... However, he may need the Advair for coughing and inflammation. I can't say enough good things about Spiriva. ... (10 replies)
Copd & emphysema
May 4, 2005
... My grandmother has been on oxygen for 5 years. First off alot of COPD patients need to be put on a ventilater from time to time, however, that does not mean they need to stay on one. ... (19 replies)
... up to 390. My doctor says I should be at 430 for my age, etc...before I had the exhulation test redone, the nurse said that if that breathing treatment didn't work, then it meant I had a more serious problem. I have kind of come to accept the prognosis. ... (5 replies)
Dec 3, 2002
... or emphysema and some fibrosis. ... (2 replies)
... But, I was going to a Mayo clinic in Florida when these were found. They recomended a repeat CT in 3 months. And sent me to a endochronologist for the adrenals and thyroid. ... (6 replies)
... o tend to get it have some underling lung condition, with women most common being bronchectasis. But me being female dont have that condition, I have significant emphysema although didnt have the symptoms, so you can get this infection without having bronchectasis. ... (16 replies)
... e, forming one larger air space instead of many smaller ones. The large air sacs can't force air out of your lungs as well as the small air sacs when you exhale. For this reason, you have to breathe harder just to get enough oxygen in your blood. ... (21 replies)

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