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    Ashlee replied to topic: Right Middle Lobe Syndrome  

    Lulu777, Sounds like you are in good hands with a Pulmonologist at UCLA. Did you read the rest of the article? We are not professionals, but sometimes reviewing a technical article prompts questi...
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    Ashlee commented on What's causing my O2 stats to suddenly improve?  
    Welcome, violetmeow! It may have been a miracle, though you probably need to be checked out by your pulmonary doctor. How long have you been on oxygen and what kind of tests were done to determine your need for oxygen therapy? I’ve had adult-onset Asthma vs. COPD for 25 years. Almost 8 years ago, my doctor decided it was COPD rather than Asthma and put me on oxygen therapy, at 2 liters. Five years later when I had to be recertified for continued coverage by Medicare, an overnight oximetry test showed no desaturations and my doctor discontinued my oxygen therapy. A month later my FEV1 improved by 21%. That was almost 2 years ago and I haven’t used oxygen since. I’ve been in the so-called end-stage on and off for many years, will turn 75 this year, haven’t had an exacerbation since I’ve been off of oxygen, and have never felt better. I would discuss this with my doctor and request an ABG (arterial blood gas) test to make certain you are getting enough oxygen.
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    Ashlee replied to topic: Oxygen and baby oil  
    Probably not the best thing to do, but I think you'll be okay. All I find is: Never permit any form of lubricant (oil, grease, baby oil, lubricating gel etc.) to come into contact with oxygen fi...
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Sun, 03 May 2015 22:20:33 Z
I did a search before this post.  But, my feet hurt so bad and I do have an appt. with my primary doctor this week and so I finally gave in and rubbed my toes down with baby oil.  I am on oxygen 3 lpm continuous.  What are the real dangers of doing this?  I never would change tanks with baby oil on my hands.  I use aloe lotions but my toenails are so dry and brittle they n...

Sun, 03 May 2015 15:35:36 Z
Hi everyone.  My name is Sylvia.  My father passed away last month from brain cancer.  Three days ago my husband of 30 years was diagnosed with Stage 2 lung cancer.  I do not know what to do or what to expect.

Sat, 02 May 2015 23:08:58 Z
anybody out there that has this? I have not met anyone yet and not much on the Internet about it. I was diagnosed about 2 years ago, after I got aspergillosis.

Fri, 01 May 2015 02:03:48 Z
I was at my pulmanory dr. last week.  All was fine.  But, for the past two days my sats drop when I get up and move  about.  They drop in the low 80's and it takes awhile with the oxygen to get it back in the normal range.  I try pursed breathing.  In other words is this just something that will pass.  I feel fine.   Can allergies play a part and be play...

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:46:11 Z
In the past week I have had a sudden drop in my lung capacity and increased shortness of breath. No infection obvious. Xray  was good. I am scheduled for my periodic CT next week so that may be helpful in showing. My capacity had been around 30-33% last testing but the fev1 at the doctors office was only 23% last week. My only real change has been changing my heart medication from Coreg to By...

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:32:10 Z
I had audible wheezing sounds that my grandchildren asked me about. I also had these bubbly sounds when exhaling. I called my sister who has asthma, and she told me that's what hers sounded like. I went to my primary who heard wheezing in my lungs on exhaling. Since my husband has been dxed with COPD since '98, I knew that wheezing wasn't good. She sent me for a PFT. It showed obstruct...

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Think about this: more than 4 in 10 people in the United States live in counties that have unhealthy levels of either ozone or particle pollution. Now think about this: in the time it took to read that, you probably took 4-5 breaths. Makes you want to know what was in that air, doesn't it?

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If your health insurance plan covers quit-smoking treatments, you are more likely to try to quit and be successful. A new report from the American Lung Association, "State Health Insurance Marketplace Plans: New Opportunities to Help Smokers Quit," finds that the majority of health insurance plans and policymakers are not taking advantage of the chance to help millions of smokers quit. Facebook Wall
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:40:00 +0100
4 in 10 Americans breathing unhealthy, polluted air. Are you? via Today ShowAnd the cities with the most polluted, cleanest air in the U.S. half of Americans live in places where the air can be dangerous to breathe, a new study by the American Lung Association has found.

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:41:06 +0100
Introducing our 16th annual “State of the Air” report, which ranks air quality in our nation’s cities and counties. Are you breathing some of the country’s most dangerous air? Learn more: www.stateoftheair.orgAmerican Lung Association's "State of the Air" reportwww.stateoftheair.orgWhat's the State of Your Air? Learn how your city measures up when it comes to air pollution, smo...

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:24:01 +0100
Are you one of the millions of Americans living in areas with unhealthy levels of air pollution? Find out this Wednesday, April 29 in our “State of the Air 2015” report. Check out last year’s findings here: www.stateoftheair.orgHome - State of the Air 2014 | American Lung Associationwww.stateoftheair.orgAmerican Lung Association | State of the Air 2014: What's the State of Your Air? Learn how...

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:25:01 +0100
We would like to extend a thank you to all the parents and grandparents who signed our letter to President Obama asking to have the FDA oversee all tobacco products, including E-Cigarettes and Cigars. Over 3,000 people signed from all 50 states. Thanks!3,452 Parents and Grandparents Urge President Obama to Protect Children from All Tobacco...www.lung.orgLearn how to improve your lung health. Make ...

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:30:01 +0100
Want to know if the air quality where you live is improving? Our “State of the Air 2015” report will be released next week on April 29. Check out last year’s results here: www.stateoftheair.orgState of the Air 2014 | American Lung Associationwww.stateoftheair.orgAmerican Lung Association | State of the Air 2014: What's the State of Your Air? Learn how your city measures up when it comes to ai...

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:30:01 +0100
In 2009, the FDA conducted lab tests and found detectable levels of toxic cancer-causing chemicals, including an ingredient used in antifreeze, in two leading brands of e-cigarettes and 18 various cartridges. But now that there are almost 500 different brands on the market, FDA oversight is even more urgent to know just what is in e-cigarettes.E-cigarettes and Lung Health - American Lung Associati...

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:51:01 +0100
Not good! New study shows youth e-cigarette use has TRIPLED in the last year. This reiterates the urgent need for FDA oversight for ALL tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.New CDC Study Shows Youth E-Cigarette Use Tripled in One Year; Highlights Urgent Need for FDA...www.lung.orgA new study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a dramatic increase in use...

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:50:00 +0100
Thanking all our volunteers for their incredible support and involvement. Special thanks to Aaron Lipski in Wisconsin! #NationalVolunteerWeekCelebrating Our Priceless Volunteerswww.lung.orgWhether they help provide community outreach, participate at events, provide vital leadership or support us in countless other ways, our American Lung Association volunteers are truly priceless. April 12-18 is N...

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