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COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, which is a group of chronic inflammatory lung diseases that obstruct airflow from lungs and cause difficulty in breathing. COPD is most commonly caused by emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The symptoms include dyspnea, wheezing, chest tightness, persistent cough, and cyanosis.

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I have had a productive cough for two weeks. Do I have COPD?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my first appointment with a new pulmonologist today. I presented with a productive (clear) cough which I have had for two weeks. I am very frightened by them and I am terrified that I have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as it seems to appear from the numbers. The d...  Read Full »

Dr. Harsha D. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Percentage predicted means how much is your observed value to the expected value. The computer predicts based on your height, age and gender and on equations how much your FEV1 (forced expiratory volume) and FVC (forced vital capacity) values should be if you are norm...  Read Full »

I can see the tar kind of thing while brushing my teeth. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a smoker for the past 10 years. Now reduced from last two to three months. During morning cough I can see tar kind of things after brushing. Why is it so?  Read Full »

Dr. Ohams Ike Henry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have been a smoker for 10 years, and I am not sure how many sticks or packs you consume in a day, that may help in quantifying your pack year. Now this cough is productive of dark tar stained mucus. Going by your symptoms and body weight, it seems you have really...  Read Full »

I have a history of COPD. Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently read about the latest coronavirus vaccine, and I am concerned about potential side effects. I am a 50-year-old man and had a history of COPD; however, it is sort of cured now. Considering my health history and any pre-existing conditions, is it safe for me to receive the vac...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Yes, actually, I suggest you take a coronavirus vaccine if your symptoms are under control. If you currently have any symptoms of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder), such as difficulties in breathing, coug...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with COPD. Please hlep.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and I am concerned about its potential impact on my blood pressure. Can you provide personalized insights into the relationship between COPD and blood pressure and any specific considerations or precautions I should...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Based on the information you have provided, I would like to help you. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a lung condition characterized by chronic bronchitis and emphysema, leading to breathing difficulties and reduced lung ...  Read Full »

I suffer from both hypertension and COPD. How to manage them?

Query: Hello doctor,I have recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure, and I also have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Can you provide information on how these two conditions may interact, and what steps I can take to manage both effectively? Are there specific medications or lifestyle ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. I can provide general information about how high blood pressure and COPD may interact and steps you can take to manage both conditions effectively. High blood pressure (hypertension) and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) are ...  Read Full »

I am dealing with persistent respiratory symptoms. Please help.

Query: Hello, I am a 45-year-old male and have been dealing with persistent symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness for the past few months. I am concerned about the root cause of these symptoms and if there are effective methods to treat them. I would like to know if thi...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your health concerns, and I am here to assist you. Based on the symptoms you have described, there is a possibility that you may be experiencing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive lung condition associated with breathing difficu...  Read Full »

I am experiencing weakness after COPD treatment. Kindly assist.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 42 now. I was a smoker from my teens, and it became really worse at some point. My lungs got affected, and I have been dealing with COPD for a while. I attended a smoking cessation program as per my primary care physician’s advice and quit the habit a year ago. I have been on trea...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, I appreciate that you have chosen for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care possible. It is great that you quit smoking and attended a smoking cessation program. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) can cause symptoms such as shortness of breath and fatig...  Read Full »

I have breathlessness and a cough. Please review my X-ray.

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with bronchitis yesterday in the emergency room. Felt very weak and difficulty breathing and could not wait for my doctor appointment in two weeks. I have an unproductive cough for a month and a half and burning in my chest. Today very breathless when talking. Do these X-r...  Read Full »

Dr. Abaranam Innaci

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These X-rays show dilatation of your airways (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From X-ray, we cannot confirm the diagnosis. To differentiate asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) you need to do a spirometry testing. That will confirm the...  Read Full »

Please give insight on how bronchiectasis and COPD are related.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and recently heard about bronchiectasis. Can you provide insights on how bronchiectasis relates to COPD, particularly concerning the lungs? Additionally, are there specific considerations or treatments recommended for...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, We will pay close attention to your worries and address all of your questions with utmost care. It is great that you want to know the relation between both while experiencing symptoms. I will try to explain it in a very simple way, so you can navigate this health concern with the right awareness...  Read Full »

Kindly interpret the X-ray results of my asthmatic mother.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has asthma as she used to smoke and live near roads. Her X-ray showed that trachea is in the midline, the cardiac shadow is not enlarged, pulmonary vasculatures are not prominent, hemidiaphragm is flattened, costophrenic sulci are blunted, right lower lung infiltrates present...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have checked the attached report, along with the data you provided (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your mother has COPD which is a chronic obstructive lung disease due to changes in the lung with age and due to smoking. In COPD the air is entrapped i...  Read Full »

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