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Old 03-23-2011, 03:47 PM   #1
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Lungs 50% damaged.. Please help understand it

My father used to smoke cigarettes and he quit it more than 3 years back. Now he has these symptoms:
* feeling out of breath when walking up a short flight of stairs
* coughing
* spitting up mucous
* repeat chest infections

Doctor said that the lungs are 50% damaged. What does this mean. Please help me understand it. is his life at risk?

PLease please help....


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Old 03-23-2011, 04:12 PM   #2
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Re: Lungs 50% damaged.. Please help understand it

Can someone please reply....

Old 03-28-2011, 05:23 PM   #3
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Re: Lungs 50% damaged.. Please help understand it

Research search this yourself, but there is a very powerful antioxidant that our body naturally produce no other, "Glutahtione" which is considered the most prevalent antioxidant your needs! This molecule is responsible in support the other antioxidant's in doing their jobs and protecting them from doing any damage.

Anything foreign can create inflammation which is caused by free radicals from smoking that leads to oxidative stress= inflammation that eventually leads to some kind of disorder or cancer. This antioxidant is very powerful, I feel at 48 so good because it does so much for every cell, organ, joints, everything.

Old 04-13-2011, 08:38 AM   #4
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Re: Lungs 50% damaged.. Please help understand it

HI McHavers,

Sounds like your dad needs to see his pcp to have some test done or if he sees a pulminary doctory he should get in to see the doctor. He may need some meds to help with what is going on or further tests to see if there is additional damage. I don't know anything about what the other poster suggested but it's worth looking into. Men are stubborn that is for certain. My father quit smoking the end of last year because he couldn't breathe. That's all he would tell us. Now he is having all sorts of tests run and the findings aren't good. My suggestion is for dad not to put this off.

My mother on the other hand quit several years ago and like your father has the same issues with getting out of breath easily. They have an oxygen machine for her at home she can use whenever she feels the need plus meds but it isn't enough. She has another appointment today. So get him to the doc for yours and his peace of mind.

50% lung damage means moderate emphazema according to what I have been told and can turn into other things.

Good luck sweetie.


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