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Old 03-13-2003, 03:50 PM   #1
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Just wanted to let everyone know that I finally got my chest x-ray results and PFT results. They say that I have classic signs of chronic bronchitis from my chest x-ray , and pulmonary restriction according to my PFT. I have an appt. on Monday to talk to my family doctor about it. The best I can tell chronic Bron. is the same thing as COPD. Does anyone have any advice or experience with COPD? SHould I see a pulmonologist instead or just take my family doctor's word?

 
Old 03-14-2003, 03:32 PM   #2
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Veggiegirl: COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a name given when an individual has two of the three diseases associated with respiratory disease: asthma, emphasema, bronchitus. The first and third can be the result of chronic allergies and is usually but not always inherited. Emphasema results from smoking, exposure to coal dust, astestos, etc. The diagnosis of pulmonary restriction doesn't mean much to me? Did you ask for more info? There's a ton of info on the web regarding COPD. Good news with that xray: no cancer, it appears. So you can manage the other diseases. Bronchitus usually goes away if the allergies are treated. As an asthmatic, well, that's another post. Hope you're feeling better.

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