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Can you die from Emphysema & COPD?

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Can you die from Emphysema & COPD?

Postby wilmod » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:05 am

I ask this because my sister is at the ER with her husband right now. He was Diagnosed with both Emphysema & COPD & possibly something worse. They have only been married almost 2yrs. My other sister lost her husband to Lung Cancer, so I am worried about this brother-in-law.
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Can you die from Emphysema & COPD?

Postby all » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:11 am

It needs to be managed VERY closely> They need to keep an inhaler with them at all times. There are many Meds that can Help. I lost my father severail months ago to COPD. Yes it is dangerous and it can become worse at times. I do not wish to scare you. But anyone with COPD needs to be watched espacaily at Night. A suggestion. Have you're sister have a Baraim Swollow Test. They have found during sleep COPD pataints have issues with the breathing/ Swallow durining sleep and it can cause attacks to breathing. A sleep study also.
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