I had a PFT done. When I asked about the results my doctor said they were fine. That was not good enough. I have FEV1/FVC ratio of 64 %. Increase in residual volume to 156 %. What does this mean? My echo is with EF of 50%. I am a 31 year old, non-smoker. I am a wildland firefighter. I am 6'2", overweight and I have pitting edema in my legs up to my knees for about 3/4 inches deep. I have been using Albuterol every 30 minutes or so for about six months now. Every day is worse and I am so exhausted. I cannot exhale. I am air hungry, but too full to inhale. Sometimes I have a bitter, thick clear jelly when I cough up. There is no pus, green or yellow though and it is somewhat like a sticky jelly. I am currently taking Spironolactone and Advair. Please help.
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