... I was diagnosed some time ago with emphazema,(don't know about the spelling either), and I know that it is a lung desease and all that, but I don't know what to expect out of life. I began inhaler treatment yesterday so that I can breath better, 2 puffs 4X a day, but still, I feel clueless. Is there anyone to talk to about this? I am only 41. Thanks (7 replies)
... Well you can always as for a Xray, agreed its wise whilst being a smoker. So have they done a test on your lungs yet? As for emphazema, again thats brought on by smoking, so again quitting really is the best thing you can do.
As for not smoking, well i know thats not easy as i have tryed to quitt many times. I have now used the ecigs, and other nicotine sweets etc. Non... (7 replies)
... I see. I don't fee like I am in denial. I came here and asked questions and people answered...my dr did no lung xray even though she said it may be bronchitis...I do have asthma and have been smoking a lot. I had a dr appt 2 months ago and the dr listened to my lungs and siad they were clear. Not sure how COPD happened so fast, in any event, I deny not much in life that... (7 replies)
... Thanks for the info, I told him about the alpha test & he plans on mentioning it to the doctor. (5 replies)
... We know he has holes in his lungs, they told him it looks like someone took an earaser to them, he also has fibrosis (not sure on the word) so right now we are just waiting for his next appt to see if there is anything they can do or what meds they give.
Does this mean his life will be shortened or will he live for a while yet? Just curious I am not to familier with all of... (5 replies)
... Hey there,
Does your dad have the health condition emphysema which will degress with time? Or does he have lung scarring?
I know that sounds strange.. but I am 20 years old with a bad left lung. It is described as emphysema but not the kind which will degress. It just means I have bad scarring and large holes in my lung. I am also not a smoker! It is very unfair so I... (5 replies)
... It is possible to develop Emphysema without smoking. There is a condition called Alpha 1 deficiency. The condition is a genetic disorder where the liver fails to produce an enzyme that protects the lungs. I am not a doctor so I won't use medical terms but I did some research on it since I was originally told I may be developing Emphysema and I am not a smoker either.
... (5 replies)
... Emphazema in a nonsmoker. My dad just found out he has emphazema, but he has never smoked in his life, his father died of emphazema due to smoking, but I was curious is there maybe a link to genetics with this disease? ... (5 replies)
... Does anyone know of the ability of marijuana smoking to cause cancer? Our friend smokes just pot and now has emphazema. Since Dana Reeves died of lung cancer recently and didn't smoke cigarettes, I've been wondering if she and other non-smokers, may possibly have smoked marijuana. For some reason, even though pot has some of the same chemicals in it that tobacco does, people... (1 replies)
... ad some minor back pain and pain in the middle of my chest. I am 40 and have been smoking for 18 years, 2 packs a day for 8 years and 1 pack for the last 10. Can emphazema or other lung diseases be to blame other than lung cancer? ... (0 replies)
... hi sweetie thanks so much for answering my post. i went to the doctor and she said that she thought i had a bruised rib. I don't know how the heck that could have happened. but when she pushed on my right rib that pain got worse. So she said take it easy andit will heal on its own. she is always sending me to have a chest xray and heart test. The shortness of breath lasted for... (2 replies)
... My name is Lisa. Im a 31 year old female who has had Asthma for a long time.
I was disnosed with fibromialga 4 years ago. It has gotton pretty bad. Although my newest problems is that my asthma has gotton worse. I have recently been tested because i could not breath exspeshially at night. I would wake up multiple times each night turning blue. It would take hours to clear an... (4 replies)
... emphazema. and he still hasnt tried to quit smoking. can someone please give me some info on what this will actually do to him. the doctor had told him that the emphazema is all over his lungs.so i think that its problly really bad.i love my dad and i dont wanna lose him.i wish i could tell him something to get him to quit. ... (7 replies)
... Hi toree!! I don't know much of what your husband is going through but i do know some of the symptoms match my fathers. My father smoked for about 35 years and not to long after is when is problems started. First he was diagnosed with Bronchial mylasia (sorry about the spelling), then he was diagnosed with emphazema, then a colapsed lung. But i think it was the Bronchial thing... (1 replies)
... to hear you husband is not a candidate for a transplant. Am on 6 when I walk but my 02 only goes to 6. Did a lung biopsi to find out it was fibrosis. Thought was emphazema till I came to talk about having a transplant. Where I live, if you smoke you have emphazema. Never was tested for anything else. ... (2 replies)
... ne who died of lung cancer last year, she had an occasional pain in the middle of her back, not at all related to her breathing. have you considered you may have emphazema or some type of copd since you smoked? ... (2 replies)