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 My one year old daughter has a horrible smell coming from her nose?
I have a doctors app for Saturday, I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this? I know it's her nose because when she has her "binky" in her mouth I can still smell it. Very ...


 Question on Ear Infection?
i had ear infection on my left ear for a while, been having serveral medication but none cure it. lately doctor said its wax in my ear which causing ear pain and surrounding of my ear.

i ...


 Coughing up yellow mucus?
can anyone tell me what i have...i asked my parents to take me to the doctor like 3 days ago and each time they say let's just see how you are tomorrow. so please dont tell me to just go to my ...


 Iv got asthma and like to smoke weed
i normally use a bong but i was just wondering if a vaporizer would stop me from haveing these constant asthma attacks?
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 Is a chest x-ray enough to see if I swallowed food into my lungs?
Please help....


 Do air conditioners make u sick???
Ok before u judge this ? and say are u stupid or somthing?? REason I'm asking is ever since Me and my gf got a air conditioner her grandparents always tell her that's why ur sick the air ...


 Is it okay to be an occasional smoker?
Hello,

A few weeks ago, i bought my first pack of cigarettes, and finally realized what smoking is really like.

Here are the facts.
Up to today, i smoke about 4 cigarettes ...


 Do firemen get crap in their lungs?
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 What other ways is there for you to control your asthma without an inhaler?
my asthma is bothering me and I don't have my inhaler with me so I was wondering if there were another way of controlling your asthma...I know steam helps really well is there anything else I ...


 How can I help my friends stop smoking?
I am 13 and a few of my friends smoke and I really hate it. They really want to stop and I said I'd help them but how? thanks :)...


 What are the hairs on Cilia cells called?
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 My uncle has: COPD, Congestive heart failure, lung cancer, and his right lung has collapsed. Will he live?
Right now he is in the hospital and the doctors have cleared him of the pnuemonia he had when he went in there. He was getting morphine shots, but the doctor recommended a drip. Before going into the ...


 Is it true that dairy products make sinus infections worse? or 2 much dairy can cause a sinus infection?
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 Why do i have a salty taste in my mouth?
in addition to this i sometimes have a feeling of something stuck in my throat and a troublesome dry cough....


 Does God have respiratory organs?
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 What are the signs of a chest infection?
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 How long does a container of albuterol usually last?
and how often do you have to use your inhaler?
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 Body sprays?
I spray alot of body spray on my cloths, but i was told that doing this may give me cancer.
I dont let this spray get into my lungs. Is this true?...


 Anybody ever wondered if secondhand smoke is addictive?
they say its worse than straight up smoking
but can you get addicted?...


 How can someone smoke this much?
My husband is 48 years old in great shape, works out like crazy, eats great but smokes cigerettes like no tomorrow... I see him smoking more an more and he doesnt smoke regular cigerettes he rolls ...



doug L
Can one die from COPD?
Like most, I developed COPD when I was diagnosed with emphasemia. I was just interested in this aspect. Is it actually considered a life threatening diseasee?
                     





sparkie
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news but yes, it is life threatening. On the top 10 causes of death, copd was #5 on the list for high income countries. For low to middle-income countries it ranked as #6.


cmw
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It can be life threatening, but if it is diagnosed before you're too sick, there are excellent medications. It does not HAVE TO progress, but you need to take care of yourself and see your doctor as whatever intervals he/she says.

You need to exercise as much as you can. Use a treadmill, if you can. Learn some breathing exercises and add a yoga or tai chi program, too, as they're good alternative exercise and work with breath.

I'm sure Nori the Nurse has watched a lot of people die from it, but it's not as clear cut as she suggests. I have very close experince with it, too, and have seen people do very well.

Good luck and God bless.


pinuno
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indeed! copd can really kill a person if not intervened appropriately. emphysema is a chronic condition of the lungs wherein a structure in your lungs called alveoli are deformed already becuase of chronic irritation to a number of causes. such irritation will cause your body to either produce excessive mucus or narrow your airway tract. such obstruction will decrease the exchange of gases in your lungs until the amount of carbon dioxide that you should exhale is trapped. it will casue a number of succeeding events which is too complicated to explain until you turn black(due to lack of oxygen) and die..


Pamela V
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I have C.O.P.D. I had a neighbor who died of C.O.P.D. just a few months ago. I wake up ofter gasping for breath even though I have my oxygen on.I quit smoking 6 years before I was diagnosed so I am lucky there. Because I could have been dead if I had not of quit.I know another lady with C.O.P.D.Who turns off her oxygen and go's into another room away from the oxygen tanks and smokes. I had a nother friend who had lung cancer and she did the same thing. I don't want a cigarette.


byron101540
If you do your meds, oxygen and excercise you can live almost as long as if you didnt have copd

Many have died because their rescue inhalers were empty


Kishimojun
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My mother did last May.


iroc
I am a Nurse, I can't count how many people I have sat on the side of the bed and watched die from this horrible disease,...get your will together and make your life right with man and God your days are not long.


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