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58 minutes ago · A-Fib & COPD: I’m having problems with shortness of breath in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Woozy,
Normally, the cardiologist would prescribe a blood thinner when a patient has been diagnosed with AFIB. Stoke is the major concern due to the normal pooling of the blood.= due to FIB.
The shortness of breath may be related t some type of a lung issue, which I'm sure the pulmonologist is aware of at this point. (I have AFIB).Is your imine system impacted? That would make your lungs more susceptible (along with other parts of your body) to picking up unusual bacteria. I'm surprised that the inhaler impacted your heart, was it prescribed, and revied by your team?
You should be comfortable asking direct questions to your providers, no need to guess.

Best.

2 days ago · Allergy - newspaper print in Lung Health

Thank you for the comments. I believe that the offending chemical is the pine sap in the ink.
I have no answer except to keep away fro the print.

3 days ago · Allergy - newspaper print in Lung Health

Does anyone have any experience or information relating to allergies related to newspapers?
My immunologist indicated that here has been a case of that allergy, but no test is available.

Sun, Aug 2 2:41pm · Long-term Antibiotics for Bronchiectasis & MAC in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Unfortunately, people, such as you and me, are susceptible to most infections that those with a normal immune response are not.
These micro bacterium such as MAC must be managed, if not curable (as mine has not to this point). I am more fortunate that mine has not traveled to my lungs I have COP, which is incurable in my lungs.
I believe strongly that you must follow your trusted doctor who is managing your conditions and inflammations – take the medications, and I expect that the results will be closely monitored.
Good luck.

Sat, Aug 1 2:39pm · Pulmonary Fibrosis: My husband is ready to give up, how can I help? in Lung Health

Peach, I agree with merpreb, not much to worry about:
Post-nasal drip from a sinus infection or allergies could also be to blame. The mucus from your nose can build up in the back of your throat when you're sick. If it mixes with the saliva in your mouth, it can cause a salty taste. You may also feel like you have a stuffy, runny nose or like it's hard to breathe.

Sat, Aug 1 8:09am · Pulmonary Fibrosis: My husband is ready to give up, how can I help? in Lung Health

Lori, Unfortunately there is no easy answer for your question. I support you reaching out. At times, you are certainly suffer at a significant level, and at the same time trying to continue your support for the man you love, after going through one of life's most difficult challenges.
You can't continue to provide the level of support you desire unless you care for yourself first. If necessary, talk to a professional in order to enable you to continue in a positive, and healthful manner.. You can not change the direction, only to ease the journey.
Acceptance is not necessarily a bad thing; it is what follows that matters at this moment. Encouraging him to recognize you, and any other loved ones support, and especially to take whatever pleasure is available on a daily basis, without appearing to make demands, is a key to a somewhat serene future for both you and him. He must choose that as well.
Best.

Mon, Jul 27 12:54pm · Looking for breathing and lung strengthening exercise videos in Lung Health

"on the bike," try using a bike (preferably a combatant) that is programmed. It will allow you to start off with as little resistance as appropriate, and also allow you to progress to you maximum level. The recumbent bike is easier on your back than standard bike.
Still. I'll bet an excursion tour your countryside has a great deal to say for itself.

Mon, Jul 27 11:19am · Looking for breathing and lung strengthening exercise videos in Lung Health

You might consider seeking a certified respiratory trainer. We all have seen, and know the basic 4 or 5 lung strengthening exercises. I saw on the web (I have no knowledge of this product nor do I recommend it) It is marketed by respiratory trainer – I show it only as an avenue for you toconsider if you want to go an extra step and investigate this type of item:
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It is also an excellent exercise for COPD patients to get rid of the trapped air in the alveoli for better gas exchange. This will surely improve breathing and reduce shortness of breath.

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