COPD and Emphysema
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I thought I would open this discussion today to talk about emphysema!
For those who do not know, COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is actually an umbrella term used to describe a group of lung conditions that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two most common conditions making up COPD.
Emphysema is a progressive disease of the lungs caused by over-inflation of the alveoli (air sacs in the lungs). So, a person with emphysema has COPD, but not everyone with COPD has emphysema.
So, what about you? Do you have emphysema? How long have you had it? How are you doing today?
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Having emphysema stinks combine that with asthma and sometimes even talking can get ya out of breath but payback for smoking for 40 some odd years well enough said.
Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two most common conditions making up COPD. Yes i have both along with heart disease, spinal stenosis and others, i wake up in pain and go to sleep in pain. Iam learning how to ease my pain before it comes, right now i live on the 3rd floor and have to walk up 45 steps to my apt, I feel like my scar from open heart surgery wants to pop out. So once I'm home I do the breathing excercise. breath in thru your nose and exhale as if your spitting out the air, that helps, it does take practice, Hope this helped..
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I live with spinal stenosis myself the pain gets unbearable at times. Regular exercise helps but with COPD your limited on that as well. It stinks that most Drs. Dont get it.
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