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... I'm sorry to hear that. There is a genetic condition that can lead people to develop emphysema even if they have never been exposed to smoke. ... (2 replies)
... thank you for reply. my function tests were a little low. i had my first xray in feb which shew slight inflated lungs.i had another last week which shew my lungs being a lot worse. im only 32 and dont smoke. i cant understand how i have emphysema,this is why i wander if ive been misdiagnosed.i have alot of chest pain and back pains and keep losing weight also. i dont think... (7 replies)
... will determine if there is any loss of lung capacity which would require the full pulmonary function testing. ... (7 replies)

... nks for replying I had a spirometry test the letter the hospital doctor sent to my GP said her "lung volume showed a markedly increased residual volume and total lung capacity with reduced gas transfer. Those changes are consistent with emphysema and I don't think we need to pursue this any further". ... (3 replies)
... I'm not a doctor but a couple weeks ago I was told I have emphysema also. There are different stages of emphysema, I do know that much. ... (2 replies)
... I think you can live a normal lifespan with emphysema depending on how bad you have it and as long as you quit smoking or doing things that cause it. Percentage wise, everyone loses lung capacity as they age. ... (6 replies)
... of my total lung capacity.That was 6 years ago. ... (7 replies)
... you might want to go to a pulmonary doctor and get a cat scan and a lung function test, i went to the same doctor for 10 years who wasn't looking at my symptoms i changrd doctors and was sent to a lung speacialist he ran test and concluded that i have 35 % lung function and severe asthma that was untreated and beginning of emphysema, yes i smoke. i am 38 with 2 teens whom one... (1 replies)
Emphysema
Feb 6, 2006
... Hi so sorry you lost your father to this,but sorry to ask this but did your dad have oxygen and medications,i will ask how much lung capacity he has should he have been told this,He doesn't seem to be that ill to us,(I have a son with bad asthma when he is having an attack he cann't speak).He as arguments with people and if he is not getting is own way he says he cann't breath... (23 replies)
Emphysema
Feb 5, 2006
... my dad was diagnosed with emphysema dec '99....was told he had 6 months to live. he passed away march 17th 2005!!!!!! ... (23 replies)
Copd & emphysema
Jul 3, 2005
... well girls let me let you chew on this for awhile and see what you think about what a dr. and nurse did to me.three years of chest pain ,conjestion ,servier swelling all over,i was actually drowning in my on fluids.a chest ex-ray was done and he told me to call back for the results,well i did and the nurse told me it came back fine,i told her that that surprised me for i... (19 replies)
Copd & emphysema
May 9, 2005
... Even though I was a nurse a zillion years ago I stil am having difficulty determining which abreviation means what! Based on what you have written my husbands lung capacity is 51 percent currently. ... (19 replies)
Copd & emphysema
May 6, 2005
... is the maximum amount of air the lungs can hold when they are fully inflated. With my husband he only has 20 percent of his lung capacity. ... (19 replies)
Copd & emphysema
May 3, 2005
... never had anyone to say anything that in depth to me. they done the breathing tests on my dad...but all they ever told us was what the lung capacity was. I would call the dr that had these tests done, and ask....and specifically ask what percentage is his lung capacity. good luck and keep us informed. ... (19 replies)
Copd & emphysema
May 3, 2005
... Greetings from Montana! My husband was diagnosed with COPD last week. I am confused regarding the lung capacity information. My husbands test says... ... (19 replies)
Copd & emphysema
Apr 16, 2005
... My father was not put on oxygen (except when admitted to the hospital) until last July --when his lung capacity was 21%. Whenever they put my dad into the hospital...they ALWAYS gave him steroids....(decadron, then after a few days of that, they would switch to prednisone)....as well as strong antibiotics, and of course oxygen. I dont know what kinds of regular meds your dad... (19 replies)
Copd & emphysema
Apr 16, 2005
... Hi Ladybug, I have just found this forum (have been searching the internet for many hours for information!) and read your post with such extreme interest, as I'm now in a very similar situation with regards to emphysema! Briefly, my father has emphysema, caused by 60 years of smoking (he's now 75). He was diagnosed about 18 months ago and has been deteriorating since, and... (19 replies)
Copd & emphysema
Apr 7, 2005
... lung capacity is good...compared to how bad it can and will get eventually....especially if he continues to smoke. ... (19 replies)
Copd & emphysema
Mar 25, 2005
... The thicker coastal air might be better than thin, mountain air. Florida is a place where there is a lot of bronchitis and pneumonia going around, though. There are lots of old folks here who get sick. I didn't get bronchitis until I moved here. Ask you doctor how the change will affect him. The person I know that moved to Florida to alleviate emphysema and bronchitis... (19 replies)
Copd & emphysema
Mar 24, 2005
... My husband was just diagnosed with copd with emphysema. He has 60% lung capacity. We were planning on moving from north Georgia to upper Florida coast. Will this affect his breathing? (19 replies)




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