Emphysema: What has your experience been like?
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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? When were you diagnosed with COPD or emphysema? How long have you had it? How are you doing today?
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Hi Group just found out a week ago im in the mild stages of emphysema and she put me on symbicort..Is there anyone here on it and does it help? I'm also trying to quit smoking.. Shes also wants me to get the vaccine im very hesitate to get it cause for one the last flu vaccine I took i got badly sick from it ..And I've heard so many bad side effects with this vaccine ..How many here have emphysema and has taken the vaccine ? And what side effects did u have if any ? Thanks
Hello @Readybird19641!, thank you for your comment. I've moved it here to our emphysema discussion group for more visibility. Feel free to join our group by adding emphysema to your profile here: Add a condition
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Courtney_J, Community Manager, Carenity US
I'll be 80 years old on 4/18. I have emphysema due to stupidly smoking for 61 years before I quit. I'm on medication (Spiriva) and am pretty well controlled although sometimes I have difficulty breathing when lying down so I have to sit up in order to get a good breath. I am well aware that emphysema is a progressive disease even when being treated but, thanks to the breathing exercises given to me by my pulmonologist and some I have invented on my own that he has now passed on to his other patients, it's not progressing as quickly as he expected it to progress.
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Judith A Carlson
I recently had a chest x-ray after visiting my doctor because I am regularly experiencing a crushing sensation when I lie down in bed. It feels like my heart is in a vice, this is the best way to describe it. I received my results and was told I had Emphysema. There must be a mistake. I don’t have a cough and I have never smoked in my life, so i was in shock! I am 52 years old. My dad was a smoker. He died when I was 17. He had emphysema with smoking and pneumoconiosis with dust from coal mines. The doctor had mentioned the CT showed my cerebellum was small. Everything went downhill from there I lost my job because I was a liability. around 5 months ago I began to do a lot of research and came across Health Herbs Clinic The treatment is a miracle. I recovered significantly, after using the HERBAL FORMULA I purchased from healthherbsclinic, Going back to my farm work again gives me so much joy. The shortness of breath, and fatigue all disappeared. I recommend the Emphysema herbal formula for anyone out there with same condition. I was fortunate to have the loving support of my husband and family. I make it a point to appreciate every day!
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@shelleyagrian Okay, I understand everything about your post except the comment about a small cerebellum. That's a part of the brain and I have no idea what it could possibly have to do with emphysema.
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Judith A Carlson
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Am from Jordan, I was diagnosed with Emphysema (COPD) in 2013 and I have tried all possible means to get cured. I even visited a pulmonologist but to no avail, until I saw a post in a health forum about a herbal clinic from China that prepares herbal medicine to cure all kinds of diseases including COPD and Emphysema. At first, I doubted if it was real but decided to give it a try, when I contacted this herbal doctor via the website which I got an email from them, they sent me the Emphysema herbal formula through courier service, and when I received this herbal medicine they gave me step by step instructions on how to apply it. I applied it as instructed I was totally cured of COPD Emphysema within almost five months of usage. You can as well Contact them on www. multivitamincare .org
I have all the symptoms of emphysema and chronic bronchitis; chest tightness and back pain, coughing, shortness of breath when I exercise, and always tired. Overinflated lungs is all that shows on x-ray but I cannot get diagnosed with anything, and cannot get the right medication. My symptoms get worse when I go the city with the smog and near the ocean and gas heaters and cooking smells. So as you can imagine, everyone tells me it is in my head; definitely not. I have been perfectly fine up until 4 years ago when all this started. I don't know where to turn to next. I had bronchoscopy, CT chest scan, MRI of back (for the pain); my symptoms just are not getting better. I have seen 3 respiratory doctors and all say there is no cure, I cannot work out what's happening. I was checking on internet when i saw a forum were Ms Kathy wrote about Home of remedy herbal who cures all kind of disease so i had to contact this clinic on their email and purchased natural herbs from this shop
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