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Aug 10, 2009
... I am a 62 year old woman who was diagnosed with emphysemia by an xray. ... (1 replies)
Aug 16, 2008
... ot suffer from much weezing more a dry sensation in throat and chest like there is no mucus at all,she says it feels like her lungs are dry.How long have you had emphysemia and do doctors make mistakes with this kind of diagnosis? ... (3 replies)
Aug 16, 2008
... my friend who is 61 year old has emphysemia has no cough and complains of feeling dry in throat and sometimes tight in her chest but... ... (3 replies)

... Dear Annette, My friend was diagnosed by xray and thank you for the suggestion of a cat scan as i feel she needs to have this investigated further I really dont understand clubbing of the hands, they say if you put your fingers of opposite hands together nail pressed on nail from bent at top knuckle you should have a triangle or diamond window space between them ... (5 replies)
Emphysemia or not?
Apr 30, 2008
... My friend has been diagnosed with emphysemia yet does not have a congested chest and hardly gets the flue. ... (5 replies)
Sep 1, 2007
... thank you for your reply could you tell me how they diagnosed you with emphydemia? how old were you and did you suffer from respiratory problems like asthma or bronquitis? i was reading that chronic bronquitis and emphysemia are the same thing and i find this to be wrong as my friends chest is deffinately not congested she has cut down smoking and uses the excuse that she... (4 replies)
Aug 31, 2007
... Hi Folks, hope i can find out a few answers to my questions here from people who would know and understand my questions My friend is 60 years old this sept 8 years ago she was diagnosed with emphysemia by a chest xray The funny thing is she never gets congested chests or a weeze and yet it showed up on xray. does not catch the flue and smokes about 20 to 30 ciggarettes a... (4 replies)
... My mom is 78 yrs old and has had "bad" emphysemia for years and has been on oxygen constantly. She also has a "slow growing" growth on her lung that we SUSPECT is cancer,. ... (4 replies)
Dec 13, 2012
... Hi My friend has emphysemia ,or so they say,she has dry lungs,no congestion and does not get the flue,she was diagnosed 14 years ago by xray, ,her spirometer is always above average, i feel copd has been used quite loosely expecially for smokers,i have asthma,my mum had asthma and she never smoked a day in her life,i weeze,my friend does not,go figure';';smiling I do not... (2 replies)
... my friend was diagnosed with emphysemia and linear shadowing was noted in the right lower zone secondary to atelectasis /fibrosis the doctors have not told her to give up smoking(so she says) and have no adviced her what she can expect, she does not get the flue or any congestion in her lungs if anything she has dry lungs (7 replies)
Aug 10, 2009
... I have no idea, I just found out by accident from a ct scan of my neck/jaw. I NEVER get the flu, I don't wheeze...I have no symptoms. I just carried a baby in my body for 9 months in 08 and never had a breathing problem.....went thru hours of labor and pushing with no problems. I have yet to have the breathing test that you have done, but if I were you I'd get a second... (1 replies)
... My friend has emphysemia and her lungs sound clear,no noise at all. ... (0 replies)
... thank you so much for your reply that also explains to me why my friends emphysemia showed up on xray for hers is to do with the aveoli sacs not the actual irways Am i right Star (2 replies)
... my friend is 62 and has had emphysemia for over 10 years ,she still smokes and her emphysemia does not seem to be any worse . ... (5 replies)
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... what symptoms does your husband have? Is he on oxygen,Or is he on any meds? Does he get blocked ears and tight throat with his copd? my friend 62 has emphysemia and it had not been affecting her yet , she walks everyday and smoked like a chimney She just started taking champrix to stop smoking only 13 days ago and she seems so blown out and confused in the last couple of... (2 replies)
Sep 27, 2008
... I would go to another dr. Falling asleep that easily might be due to her weight loss. She must be very weak? What are they doing for her? (3 replies)
Aug 15, 2008
... my friend who is 61 year old has emphysemia has no cough and complains of feeling dry in throat and sometimes tight in her chest but other then that no symptoms, yet her disease shows on xray. ... (3 replies)
Emphysemia or not?
May 28, 2008
... Ken is absolutely correct. And anyone who continues to smoke after experiencing breathing problems is asking for a horrible death. One cigarette is too many. You both must stop. And I was told by a pulmonary doctor that emphysema cannot be diagnosed with an x-ray. He would have to put you in the hospital and run some special tests. You need a pulmonary doctor rather... (5 replies)
... Hello, Star One for sure sign that someone's emphysema is getting worse, is if they continue to smoke 20 cigarettes per day. That is a lot! Another sign is when she exerts herself. For example: if she could walk 10 flights of stairs last month without a problem, and now she gets short of breath, that's a sign as well. One thing people need to remember, is that emphysema... (5 replies)

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