... hen you go from one stage to another. I will say it will happen sooner if you do not stop smoking. My mother was diagnosed with Emphysema in 1985 and it became Copd with Bronchitis and she lasted until December 2012. Lots of things can help, diet, exercise, pulmonary rehab. ... (3 replies)
... Some background info...
I've never had great lung capacity. Ever since I was a kid, I remember getting winded fairly easily. I was never asthmatic, but I couldn't really run/jog more than a mile at a time without starting to get dizziness and tunnel vision.
I smoked (on and off – never more than about 15/day) from when I was around 17 until roughly 22. Aside from a... (0 replies)
... But for the past one month i have been suffering from bronchitis and main problem is shortness of breath with no cough and mucus.I had 3 rounds of antibiotics which cured temporarily. ... (0 replies)
... Just recently found out I have COPD and do not know anything about it. Been well all my life except having Bronchitis twice a year. But this time I got pneumonia instead of bronchitis. Landed in the hospital, and now told I have COPD. ... (7 replies)
... I am trying to quit now. I am 42 with early COPD. I get bronchitis now more and more. I have it now again. ... (3 replies)
... Hey guys, have to post this again as I deleted my last account for privacy reasons.
28 yo male. Quit smoking 6 months ago. Symptoms are SOB after jogging small distances, exerting myself, lifting, etc. Feeling weight on chest at certain times. Had PFt which cam eback within normal range and chest x-ray which was normal. Pulm. said he thinks it is asthma or asthmatic... (4 replies)
... efore and the feeling was the same. Things just got worse after that. The cough became very strong, very frequent at night.....and much tighter, unlike any other bronchitis i had ever had..within a few days i was feeling very strange.like my body wasn't getting the oxygen it needs... ... (0 replies)
... isease is a group of diseases that includes asthma, bronchitis,emphysema, and bronchiectasis. At one end we have asthma, at the other end we have pure emphysema. Copd is the major cause of disablility and death in the USA. Two or more obstructive diseases may be present at the same time. ... (4 replies)
... WebMD has a great deal of reliable info . Also, you could ask your pulmonary specialist:)
There are two forms of bronchitis--Chronic bronchitis which is under the COPD umbrella, and acute bronchitis (to which I referred) which even healthy people incur but can be devastating to those of us with lung disease. (4 replies)
... My COPD is chronic bronchitis with a touch of emphyzema . ... (4 replies)
... Congratulations on quitting smoking! Unfortunately lung damage can't be repaired; however, it shouldn't get worse once you quit smoking (unless you have pneumonia or severe bronchitis). You've done the best thing you can do by quitting smoking, but after six months your lungs are probably as good as they can get.
The next best step is to implement a daily exercise... (4 replies)
... I truely feel for your husband and you....I have had a single lung transplant for copd (emphysema, bronchitis, etc) and sounds like your husband has emphysema like I had because I too was a smoker. Number 1, if your Dr. is not giving you results from the pulmonary tests, etc. then I would find another dr asap. Also, if he is having problems breathing lying down, he might be... (7 replies)
... I wonder what led to your need for O2? Did you have pneumonia, bronchitis, etc?. I had many bouts of what they called bronchitis, that was really MAC. Have they treated you with antibiotics? Do your scans show scarring, or old scars, suggestive of previous disease? My COPD, emphysema had not neccessitated a need for O2, and I did well with just the use of a combivent... (7 replies)
... ost a year ago on Aug. 20, 2007. Two months later I was diagnosed with COPD. About 6 mths. before Momma passed away, my only sibling a brother was diagnosed with COPD as well. Momma died 4 mths. after a lung transplant. There were just too many complications and she had fought the IPF so long. ... (7 replies)
... I have COPD and often wanted to mention it to you as a possibility when you were in so much misery. I was afraid I might scare you, though, so I didn't. ... (7 replies)
... I have recently been diagnosed with COPD. I was told it was mild, however if I didn't quit smoking, I would be dead in 5 years. From my understanding, COPD can be a combination of bronchitis and emphysema. It is caused from by damage to the lungs, usually after many years of smoking. ... (4 replies)
... This sounds exactly like what I've been experiencing. My doctor told me it is COPD. I never smoked but she says it can be caused by many other things. I am still waiting on xrays and an appointment to a pulmonary doctor. (8 replies)
... The ans wer is yes I have it myself copd international has lots of info (7 replies)
... Honey, why don,t you try something over the counter called Mucinex Dm? They have it in generic and extra strengh now too. Also, for sleep try Melatonin. Its in the vitamin section and quite inexpensive. It works. I take it after trying rx sleepers that never worked for me. (7 replies)
... oh" without any explanation except tp say I have copd. Then a few months ago I began getting brochures from my insurance company explaining copd. I'm sure having bronchitis several times a year isn't normal. Nothing has changed in my life. I live in a rural area far from any cities that would have smog. ... (2 replies)