Lung Disease News
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
On November 26, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new national ambient air quality standard for ozone, the most widespread air pollutant, and one of the most dangerous. The standards would set the official limit on how much ozone pollution is too much, and help inform the public when the air in their community is dangerous to breathe.

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Did you know the third leading cause of death in the U.S. is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? If this surprises you, then that makes November - National COPD Awareness Month - more important than ever. Read the latest post from our National President and CEO Harold Wimmer's Huffington Post blog.

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Tobacco users have more options to help them quit, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Policies implemented as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) give healthcare providers and public health professionals several new opportunities to encourage and help smokers to quit, according to a commentary published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
On November 12, we commemorate World Pneumonia Day. Pneumonia is a leading cause of death and takes a huge toll each year, but it can be prevented and cured.

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
The American Lung Association Nationwide Research Program has released its annual Research Awards Nationwide 2014-2015 report that highlights research being supported by the Lung Association through its Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) and its Awards and Grants Program.

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Lung disease can take a toll on a person’s quality of life. Whether you are facing lung cancer, COPD or another type of lung disease, you probably experience physical symptoms and emotional stress that make it harder to keep up with your everyday activities. The good news is that there is a type of care specifically designed to help you feel your best while facing lung disease. Palliative care, so...

 
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    shouldhaveknown replied to topic: 26 and scared  
    That's what I was thinking and usually if I starts to get down that low I can sit down take a breathing treatment and within 40 mins or so get my breath and bring it back up. It's just that nobody ha...
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    JB replied to topic: 26 and scared  
    78 is scary. But if your pulmonogist doesn't want to see you until 3 weeks, I would guess he's not all that worried
  • Visit shouldhaveknown's profile
    shouldhaveknown replied to topic: 26 and scared  
    I'm not as of yet. I go back to the pulmonary dr in 3 weeks. .. my o2 stats ranged from 78 to 98 depending on what I'm doing.
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    gigi replied to topic: A symptom of COPD????  
    I do get very shaky after using the nebulizer. It was pretty bad when I was using the Albuterol and Iputropium so my doctor replaced them with Xopenex. This does not totally eliminate the shaking but...
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    Pam created topic:  A symptom of COPD????  
    My Mother has advanced COPD. She was told last Nov. that she had 6 - 12 mos. so get her affairs in order. She just passed the 12 month mark but Tuesday & Wednesday she woke up shaking pretty bad...
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    JB replied to topic: 26 and scared  
    Are you on oxygen therapy?
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    shouldhaveknown replied to topic: 26 and scared  
    I am 26 have had smokers cough for a few years but didn't think anything of it. I never thought the bad things that cigarettes cause would happen until I was older...much older. 2 months ago my cough ...
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    shouldhaveknown created topic:  26 and scared  
    Severe copd
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    shouldhaveknown created topic:  26 newly diagnosed  
    Severe copd
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